The following are selected speeches, presentations and articles from CCPPP events and stakholders. Many files have been locked to prevent printing and copying. Consider the benefits of membership if you would like to receive hard copies.
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.
Speech by Hon. Lawrence Cannon, Federal Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, at the 14th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 20, 2006. The Minister discussed his government's support for public-private partnerships, as well as the federal government's role in – and the need for – infrastructure investment across Canada.
Presentation by: Dale Richmond, President, CCPPP; James Cowan, Managing Director, Macquarie North America Ltd.; Duncan Ball, Managing Director, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Canada Branch; and J. Michael Rolland, Senior Vice President, Borealis Infrastructure, at the Metropolis Conference on June 15, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario. The panellists discussed the winning conditions for PPP, international projects and sector-specific activity.
Presentation by Jane Bird, CEO, Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc., at the Metropolis Conference on June 15, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario. Ms. Bird provided an overview of the Canada Line procurement process, funding sources and construction update. Note: file is 9.7 Mb.
Excerpts from a speech by The Hon Steve Bracks, Premier of the State of Victoria, Australia to the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships and The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships on April 13, 2006 in Montreal, QC. Premier Bracks outlined He outlined the State of Victoria's role in Australia's $20 billion PPP market and the importance of creating a coordinated national PPP approach.
Summary of remarks by David Livingston, President & CEO, Infrastructure Ontario and his team, at a Council event on April 6, 2006. Mr. Livingston discussed the role of Infrastructure Ontario in the province's infrastructure renewal program as well as the scope and timing of projects delivered using Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP). Details on Ontario AFP projects are included in the Canadian PPP Project Database.
Speech by Patrick Gandil, Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, Tourism & the Sea, at the 13th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 29, 2005. Mr. Gandil provided an overview of the history of toll roads in France as the government increased and is now divesting its controlling positions in the concessions.
Speech by Hon. John Brumby, Treasurer and Minister for State & Regional Development, State of Victoria, Australia at the 13th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 28, 2005. Mr. Brumby discussed the importance of a "single market" appearance in developing PPPs, based on his experience in Australia.
Excerpts from speech by David Dodge, Governor, Bank of Canada at the 13th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 28, 2005. Mr. Dodge spoke about investing in Canada's productivity and the role of PPPs in that effort. For a complete copy of his speech go to the Bank of Canada website.
Speech by Hon. Michael H. Wilson to the Ontario Hospital Association "HealthAchieve2005" Canadian College of Health Service Executives Luncheon on November 1, 2005. Mr. Wilson describes some of the benefits of the P3 approach for hospital infrastructure.
Summary of remarks by Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Studies, Reason Foundation, USA, at a Council event on June 10, 2005. Mr. Poole discussed the recent "tolling revolution" occurring in the US, with a number of new HOT (High Occupancy Toll) Lanes and toll roads being developed. He stressed the impact this has had on government revenues as well as traffic congestion. A transcript of Mr. Poole's remarks are available to members from The Council offices.
Presentation by Don Pierce, Partner, Goodmans LLP, to the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference on June 3, 2005. Mr. Pierce's presentation, entitled "Civil Infrastructure Renewal: The P3 Solution" outlined the role of P3s in life cycle costing and provided an overview of the Fredericton-Moncton Highway project.
Reprint of commentary by CCPPP Chair Michael Wilson, which appeared in the National Post on February 2, 2005. Mr. Wilson notes that pension dollars are leaving the country despite an infrastructure crisis in Canada. He suggests that more projects are needed to capitalize on this investment appetite.