Relying on the private sector to ensure stability in highway maintenance

Quebec’s road network is in dismal condition. During a visit to Montreal in 2006, Simon Anholt, a specialist in the marketing of political entities, said jokingly that he thought he was in the wrong country and had landed in Kazakhstan, since the road from the airport to downtown Montreal was so bad. The collapse of the de la Concorde overpass and information uncovered by the Johnson Commission have shown, concretely and sadly, that this was more than just an impression.

Links of interest

Media Release: Awaiting the Johnson Commission report – Public-private partnerships and tolls can finance highway renewal

MEI-Journal de Montréal-Léger Marketing Opinion Poll, September 2007: Opinion of Quebeckers on Road Network Funding

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