Welcome to the home page of the director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Mr. André Juneau. Here you can view Mr. Juneau's biography, some of his recent activities, as well the archive of his publications & presentations.
Director André Juneau, with David L.A. Gordon, contributes a chapter entitled, "Bridging Mechanisms for the Federal Capital Region", to the recent Invenire Books publication, The Unimagined Canadian Capital: Challenges for the Federal Capital Region. The compilation is based on the proceedings of the January 28-29, 2011 colloquium held at the University of Ottawa under the joint sponsorship of the Forum of Federations and the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa.
Too many stakeholders have neglected their duty of imagining an inspiring federal capital region for Canada. Under the auspicies of the Forum of Federations, a number of persons interested in the fate of Canada's federal capital region came together to examine the challenges facing the region and to put forward suggestions to deal with them.
In this report on the brainstorming exercies conducted in January 2011, professionals, academics and elected officials take stock of the vast array of assets on which the federal capital region can build; probe the many sources of failures in coping as effectively and creatively as one would expect with the diversity, trans-border, financial and governance challenges; and make suggestions to ensure that the federal capital region does not remain "unimagined" in the future.
This publication is available for order via Commoners Publishing:
In the summer of 2004, the Department of Infrastructure and Communities and its minister were asked to implement Prime Minister Paul Martin's promise to transfer a portion of the federal gas tax to municipalities as part of his New Deal for Cities and Communities. The following is my personal account of this intricate process as the founding Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Canada. The federal government had already developed relationships with the municipal world for a whole range of reasons. In this article, I will underline just one of them: the department's experience with the 2002 Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF). Read the full article, as published in the Public Sector Digest, here.