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transport Costs and Revenues in Canada

transport Costs and Revenues in Canada

Public investment in transport in Canada in recent years has shown an annual deficit of $1.5 billion. Of total costs of $18.3 billion, road accounted for $14 billion; its deficit was much larger than that of any other mode, but only 3.7 per cent of its costs, compared with rail 27.1, marine 25.5, and air 9.3 per cent. transport policies took account of regional development and national unity as well as efficiency.

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