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The following are selected speeches, presentations and articles from CCPPP events and stakeholders. More recent speeches and videos can be found on our events and national conference pages.


Presentation by Robert Prichard, President & CEO, Metrolinx at a CCPPP event on May 12, 2010 in Toronto. Mr. Prichard outlined the agency's plans for public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, including possible opportunities for partnerships with the private sector.


Speech by Hon. Colin Hansen, Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier, Province of British Columbia at the 117th Annual CCPPP National Conference on December 3, 2009. Minister Hansen discusses his government's commitment to investing in infrastructure through P3 as well as other initiatives with the private sector to stimulate BC's economy.

Audio of speech by Greg Melchin (audio file to come), CEO, PPP Canada at the 17th Annual CCPPP National Conference on December 4, 2009. Mr. Melchin describes the benefits that PPP can have on value for money, the role of PPP Canada and his experience incorporating the private sector in Alberta's capital projects.

Presentation by John McBride, CEO, PPP Canada at the 17th Annual CCPPP National Conference on December 3, 2009. Mr. McBride provides an overview of PPP Canada's activities to date, the response from Round One of the P3 Canada Fund submissions and future plans for the agency.

Summary of a panel discussions held in Toronto on April 21, 2009 and in Vancouver on June 24, 2009 with industry participants on the current state of the PPP market and their thoughts on the ability of the market to meet the capacity both for equity and debt commitments during this period.


Speech by Hon. Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta, at the 16th Annual CCPPP National Conference on November 24, 2008. Premier Stelmach outlined his government's use of PPP to deliver much-needed infrastructure citing recent examples in the highways and schools sector. Premier Stelmach said: "We're committed to P3s where they make sense."

Presentation by Pierre Lortie, Senior Business Advisor, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, to the OECD Forum in Paris, France on June 4, 2008. Mr. Lortie discussed the global infrastructure deficit, constraints on government spending and the possible role for PPP.

Presentation by Larry Blain, CEO, Partnerships BC on May 28, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. Mr. Blain provided an overview of activity in British Columbia and the agency's experience with recent PPP procurements in healthcare and transportation. He also outlined some upcoming projects and the prospects for PPP in BC in the future. A "For the Record" synopsis of Mr. Blain's presentation was mailed to CCPPP members. Those who attended the event may request copy of Mr. Blain's presentation by contacting the CCPPP office.

Canadian Delegation Promotes PPP in California
When the Canadian Council was conceived in 1993, there was an appreciation that PPP expertise developed in Canada would be valuable to other jurisdictions at some point. Certainly Canada benefited from the transfer of skills from the UK and Australia and continues to do so as more and more individuals take up positions in companies working in the PPP businesses in this country. Now it is Canada’s turn to showcase its PPP experience. At the request of the Government of Canada, Infrastructure Ontario’s David Livingston and representatives of CCPPP participated in two days of meetings with State of California legislators and staff, local business organizations, Stanford University students and municipal representatives highlighting the concepts of AFP and PPP, and the progress being made in Canada. As part of the on-going efforts of Canada’s Trade and Investment officials in California, the trip was designed to facilitate trade, investment, research and development between the two jurisdictions. Representing CCPPP were: Tim Philpotts, Director of CCPPP and Senior Vice President, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance (Canada) Inc. and Gord Willcocks, Director of CCPPP and Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP. There is a very strong and growing interest in PPP in California but a complex legal and political environment that will present some challenges. However, not unlike the early Canadian experience, there are one-off projects being done but not within a framework of an overall state or federal program. With the talent pool within the business and academic community coupled with the staggering deficit and growing need for infrastructure and related services, there is tremendous pressure on the State to mobilize a PPP program, something that is currently in the works. Throughout the two days of meetings, a number of Californians mentioned the invaluable support they were receiving from British Columbia, Ontario and other Canadian companies as they make their way through the preliminary work that needs to be done to move to a PPP environment. You can view a copy of the CCPPP presentation made in California.


Speech by Tyler Duvall, Assistant Secretary of Transportation, US Government, at the 15th Annual National Conference on PPP on November 27, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario. Mr. Duvall spoke about the opportunities and challenges for P3 in the US market.

Speech by Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, at the 15th Annual National Conference on PPP on November 26, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario. Minister Flaherty discusses the Federal Government's commitment to PPP, including a PPP office and "Building Canada" program.

Speech by Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, at the 15th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 27, 2007. The Minister outlines the strategic importance of Canada's border crossings and gateways and the role for the private sector in financing and operation.