OTTAWA — The federal government has announced the launch of the Infrastructure Statistics Hub, described as an interactive tool that allows users to view data on the investment, stock and contribution of infrastructure to the Canadian economy from the recently launched Infrastructure Economic Account.
It was developed by Statistics Canada with the support of Infrastructure Canada and launched in September 2018 as part of a commitment made in Budget 2017 to support a more evidence- and results-based approach to public infrastructure policies, programs and investment decisions, said an Oct. 29 statement.
The release said the program includes data linkages between infrastructure investment, value added, number of jobs and other variables for both the public and private sectors. Information for the period 2009 to 2017 can be viewed on a map, table and graph and is presented for three main subject areas: investment, stock and economic contribution.
“The government is committed to an evidence-based approach to decision-making and new approaches to measure the impact of infrastructure investment,” said Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Francois-Philippe Champagne in the statement.