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News Release - Thunder Bay to Benefit from AFP Approach to New Courthouse Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:00

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships welcomes the news that the Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse is now officially open. Ontarians will benefit from the province’s Alternative Finance and Procurement (AFP) model, which enables on-time and on-budget delivery while maintaining public ownership, control and accountability.

The new seven storey, 250,000 square-foot facility has space to accommodate 15 courtrooms and includes Ontario’s first Aboriginal Conference Settlement Suite. The 30-year design-build-finance-maintain contract with Plenary Justice will ensure that the facility is well-maintained, with the flexibility to offer much-needed court services to the Thunder Bay area for decades to come. Cost savings under the AFP model are estimated to be $23.5 million (6.8%) compared to conventional delivery. The project had more than 200 workers contributing to the project during construction, most of whom were local.

There are 207 projects across Canada like this one using the public-private partnership approach to deliver innovative solutions to complex public needs.
News Release - National and Community Surveys Show Canadians Strongly Support P3 Projects Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

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The P3 Pulse - National and Community Opinions on Public-Private Partnerships in CanadaNew national and community surveys show that Canadians across the country strongly support using public-private partnerships (P3s) to deliver important public infrastructure and services.

Canada now has 20 years of experience with P3s and 207 projects are currently in procurement, under construction or in operation across the country. In a national Nanos Research survey commissioned by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP), 62% of respondents are open to using P3s.

A majority of Canadians also indicated that they support the use of P3s across key sectors of the economy, with transit systems (70%), roads (65%), social housing (64%) and hospitals (63%) receiving the strongest endorsements.

“These findings tell us that Canada’s two decades of experience in developing a best-in-class model of P3s is paying off,” said Mark Romoff, President and CEO of CCPPP. “Canadians across the country are seeing clear evidence that public-private partnerships provide the best value for money and make a real difference to their quality of life.”

Economic Impact of P3s Print E-mail

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On March 13, 2014 CCPPP released "10-Year Economic Impact Assessment of Public-Private Partnerships in Canada (2003-2012)". The study concludes that public-private partnerships (P3s) are major contributors to Canada’s economy, generating $51.2 billion in direct economic output and 290,680 direct full-time equivalent jobs between 2003 and 2012.


Based on a review of public-private partnerships in operation or under construction from 2003-2012, the report highlights the following cumulative economic impacts over the 10 years:

  • 517,430 total full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs, including 290,680 direct FTE jobs
  • $32.2 billion in total income/wages and benefits, including $19 billion in direct income/wages and benefits
  • $48.2 billion in total gross domestic product (GDP), including $25.1 billion in direct GDP
  • $92.1 billion in total economic output, including $51.2 billion in direct economic output
  • $9.9 billion in cost savings
  • $7.5 billion in tax revenue to government
Western Canada Student Summit on P3 Print E-mail


The Western Canada Student Summit on
Public-Private Partnerships


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