- Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
- ISBN: 9781552668962
- Price: $18.00 CAD
- Publication Date: Aug 2016
- Rights: World
- Pages: 144
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About Canada: Public-Private Partnerships
In a public-private partnership, or P3, a private, for-profit corporation assumes control over the design, construction, financing and operation of public infrastructure and services. P3s have been used in Canada since the early 1990s, but they are now so common that they have become the standard way in which multimillion-dollar projects and services are delivered across the country. There are now more than two hundred P3 projects in this country, with contract lengths from twenty to ninety-nine years.
The problem? P3s fundamentally transform public infrastructure, public services, labour relations, public sectors and the everyday lives of Canadians. While contracting out services is supposed to save money, P3s often cost more in the long run and are host to poor working conditions and confidentiality and viagra usa accountability issues. And in the end, it is us, the public, who foots the bill for these increasing costs, essentially subsidizing corporate investments for services that our governments used to provide.
- What Are P3s?
- Where Are P3s?
- When Are P3s?
- How Are P3s?
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- Why Are P3s?
About the Author
Heather Whiteside is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University.