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Keith Reynolds | The B.C. Finance Ministry has produced a report much more critical of Partnerships BC and its activities around public-private partnerships (P3s) than might have been expected.
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Keith Reynolds | For the first time, a Canadian auditor general has questioned the fundamental methodology that justifies public-private partnerships.
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Toby Sanger | The report documents numerous problems with the province's P3 program and practices that should appall anyone concerned about responsible public policy and the appropriate use of public funds.
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Cheryl Stadnichuk | What's more alarming: the fact that the Saskatchewan government increased its spending on consultants by 228 per cent, or the finding that the government can't even justify their need for consultants?
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Duncan Cameron | In the 1980s governments began selling off public assets to private corporations, in a practice called privatization. It should have been called theft, since it amounted to stealing from the public.
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Cheryl Stadnichuk | Canada has become the most stable P3 market in the world, several speakers stressed at a recent P3 conference in the U.S., and Saskatchewan is finally playing with the big league.
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Susan Wright | How is Alberta premier Jim Prentice going to pay for all the promises he made during his leadership campaign when the province is $20 billion in debt?
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David J. Climenhaga | With an election looming, Albertans may be right to worry about a fleet of shredder trucks descending on the Legislature between now and election day.
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Lynne Fernandez | There has been a greater tendency for governments to outsource, and the City of Winnipeg is no exception. Outsourcing can be complex and lack transparency, particularly when P3s are used.
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Hugh Mackenzie | Ontario has spent so much time figuring out what happened after the cancellation of the plants that we're in danger of forgetting what happened before the cancellation, and why.
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Daniel Cayley-Daoust | Water and wastewater services have long been considered an essential public service in Canada. Why then is the federal government allowing the private sector to operate private-public partnerships?
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Keith Reynolds | One more of British Columbia's public-private partnerships (P3s) has headed down the road to ownership in a European tax haven.