2007 Winners of the National Awards for Innovation and Excellence Announced By The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships



    TORONTO, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council for Public-Private
Partnerships (CCPPP) has announced the winners of the eighth annual National
Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships at an
awards dinner and presentation held at the Downtown Toronto Hilton Hotel on
the evening of November 26, 2007.
    Winner of the Silver Award for Project Financing was the partnership of
the Quebec Ministry of Transportation and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners
for the Completion of Autoroute 25 in the Montreal Metropolitan Area project.
    The Silver Award for Infrastructure was presented to the partnership of
BC Ministry of Transportation and Bilfinger Berger BOT Inc. (doing business as
the Trans-Park Highway Group) Kicking Horse Canyon, Phase 2 project.
    The Chuck Wills Award was awarded to the partnership of the District of
Sooke, BC and EPCOR Water Services Inc. for the Sooke Core Area Sanitary Sewer
System project. The Chuck Wills Award is reserved for public-private
partnerships project excellence and innovation at the municipal level.
    Three Awards of Merit were handed out, Project Financing, Innovative
Procurement and for Implementation of the P3 process.
    Award of Merit, for Project Financing for the partnership of
Infrastructure Ontario and Access Justice Durham for the Durham Consolidated
Courthouse project.
    Award of Merit, for Implementation of the P3 Process for the partnership
of Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation and Stoney Trail General
Partnership for the Northeast Stoney Trail Ring Road, Calgary, Alberta
project.
    The Award of Merit for Innovative Procurement was presented to the
partnership of Vancouver Island Health Authority and The Ahmon Group for the
Vancouver Island Health Authority Residential Care and Assisted Living
Capacity Initiative project.
    The 2007 Champion Award was presented to Mr. Pierre Le François,
Executive Director of the Association nationale de éditeurs de livres
(Canadian Association of French-speaking publishers). Mr. Le François is the
former President of the Society of Partnership and Cooperation and former
President of the Institut pour le Partenariats Public Privé in Québec. He was
a Board Director of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships from
1997-2006. Mr. Le François is the eighth recipient of the Champion Award.
Previous recipients have included the late James MacLaren, Donald Macdonald,
Mac Carson, Glenna Carr, the late Chuck Wills, Gary Collins and Michael H.
Wilson.
    Sponsors for the 2007 Awards Program were: Partnerships BC, TERANET Inc.,
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Infrastructure Canada and Acciona Infrastructures
Canada Inc.
    The Annual Conference on Private-Public Partnerships is The Canadian
Council for Public-Private Partnerships' premier event. This year the
Conference and related events, which are taking place on November 26 and 27,
is hosting over 750 distinguished leaders, speakers and delegates from Canada
and around the globe, including England, France, Republic Of Ireland, Uruguay,
Spain, Germany, France, Australia, Northern Ireland, Singapore, Israel, and
the United States. The theme of this year's conference is "Driving Performance
in Canadian PPP."





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