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Summary of remarks by Robert Paterson, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia. Professor Paterson summarized the main points from the CCPPP-sponsored document "Public-Private Partnerships & Trade Agreements: Guidance for Municipalities," released on March 24, 2003.

Reprint of commentary by CCPPP Chair Michael Wilson that appeared in the Globe & Mail on January 6, 2003. Mr. Wilson's comments centre around the benefits of using public-private partnerships to develop and operate hospital facilities. Other hospital PPP resources can be found on our Hospital PPP's page.


Speech by Tony Fell, Chairman, RBC Capital Markets, at the 10th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 25, 2002. Mr. Fell's comments address the gap between the amount of capital available for investment and the lack of PPP projects in which to invest.

Summary of remarks by Peter Burroughs, Director of Capital Investment and Executive Director, University College London Hospitals, UK. Mr. Burroughs spoke at a Council-sponsored event on October 23, 2002 regarding the CA$560 million redevelopment of a large hospital in London, England using a design-build-finance-operate (DBFO) model. You can also view a copy of his presentation (1.7 Mb).


Speech by The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Finance at The National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 26, 2001. Minister Flaherty discussed his government's records and plans for P3's.

Presentation by William H. Pearson, President of Canadian Highways Infrastructure Corporation (an Aecon Group Inc. company), to the PPP Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland on October 12, 2001. Mr. Pearson's presentation centred around the structure and benefits of electronic tolling systems using P3's.

Presentation by William H. Pearson, President of Canadian Highways Infrastructure Corporation and Director of CCPPP, at a plenary session at the Transportation Association of Canada Conference on September 19, 2001. Mr. Pearson's comments centred around PPP as "an evolving model for successful infrastructure delivery."

Presentation by Sir Ian Byatt, Chair of the UK report “Delivering Better Services for Citizens” & former Director General of Ofwat, the economic regulator of privatized water services in the UK, on October 4, 2001 at a Council breakfast event. His speech was entitled "Water Services in England and Wales."

Submission by Michael Wilson, Chair of CCPPP, to the Walkerton Water Inquiry on September 20, 2001, entitled "Recommendations to the Walkerton Inquiry, Part 2". For more information on The Council's activities at the Inquiry, see the Walkerton Water Inquiry page.

Presentation by Brian Murphy, Mayor of the City of Moncton & Al Strang, City Manager to the Walkerton Water Inquiry, on June 20, 2001. For more information on The Council's report to the Inquiry, see the Walkerton Water Inquiry page.

Presentation by John Beck, Council board member and President and CEO of Aecon Group Inc., at the Public - Private Finance Congress 2001 in London, UK on June 13, 2001. Mr. Beck participated in a panel discussing P3's around the world.

Remarks by Cynthia Robertson, former President of CCPPP, and Lucien Bradet, Director General of the Service Industries Branch with Industry Canada, at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference on May 28, 2001. The session examined recent international PPP developments, challenges that are hindering Canada from following international examples, and new tools that have been developed to assist governments address these challenges.

Panel discussion concerning the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization held on March 28, 2001 in Toronto. Speakers included: Margaret Bloodworth, Deputy Minister at Transport Canada; Mitch Patten, President of the Olympic Sports and Waterfront Development Agency of the Ontario Government; and Michael Garrett, City Administrator at the City of Toronto. Click here to view the full text of Ms. Bloodworth's speech.

Summary of speech by The Honourable Lucienne Robillard, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for Infrastructure delivered on February 23, 2001 in Toronto. Her remarks concern the Infrastructure Canada Program and opportunities for the private sector and municipalities in public-private partnerships. Click here to view the full text of her speech.


Keynote speech by John Roth, former President & Chief Executive Officer, Nortel Networks. Delivered at the 8th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships - November 28, 2000.

Remarks by Michael Wilson, Chair, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships at the Atlantic Canada Conference on Public-Private Partnerships - June 1, 2000.

Summary of remarks by Tim Wilson, consultant with WS Atkins plc and former head of the Private Finance Policy Team at the U.K.’s Treasury Taskforce and Peter Noble, director at Macquarie Bank Ltd. of Australia and former director of project and outsourcing development at the Department of Treasury and Finance in Victoria. Click here to view the summary.


Remarks by Adrian Montague, Chief Executive, United Kingdom's Treasury Taskforce on Private Finance. Delivered at the 7th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 23, 1999.

Summary of Speech by Steve Hudson, Chair of the executive committee for Toronto's 2008 Olympic bid, sees the bid as a catalyst to transform the city's infrastructure through public-private partnerships. Delivered on October 25, 1999, at the Ontario Club in Toronto, Ontario.

Summary of Speech by Robert Poole on May 18, 1999. Mr. Poole, President of the Reason Foundation, believes that government must make the transition from being providers of services to policy makers and regulators.


Remarks by John D. Murphy, Past President, Power Workers' Union and Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Ontario Power Generation. Delivered at the 6th Annual Conference on Public-Private Partnerships on November 16, 1998.

Summary of Speech by Frank McKenna, former Premier of New Brunswick, on September 29, 1998 outlining his government's experience with PPP as well as personal reflections on what makes them successful..

Speech to Oxford School of Project Finance by Glenna Carr, Past President, The Canadian Council for Public- Private Partnerships - July 1998.


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