-- New Nanos Research Poll indicates 7 out of 10 Canadians support
public-private partnerships to deliver roads, hospitals, schools, and
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council for Public-Private
Partnerships (CCPPP) today announced the eight 2011 Award Winners for
Innovation and Excellence in public-private partnership infrastructure
development in Canada. Recognized for outstanding achievement in the
areas of project financing, service delivery, and infrastructure
investment, this year's recipients include two highways, two
courthouses, a government data centre, a concert hall, Canada's
national cryptologic agency and P3 Champion David Johnstone.
According to Mark Romoff, CEO, CCPPP, this year's award winners are a
true testament that Canada is leading in the use of P3s or AFPs,
Alternative Financing and Procurement, as they are known in Ontario, to
deliver infrastructure and services faster and with better value to
communities that are in high demand for renewal and investment.
"These P3 projects saved Canadian tax payers hundreds of millions of
dollars and at the same time delivered much needed infrastructure,
quality jobs, and social benefits to society," said Romoff. "The Gold
Award for the Sea to Sky Highway not only showcased Canada to the world
during the Vancouver Winter Olympics it also provided approximately
$131 million in additional benefits to the community including training
and employment for many First Nations workers and recreational trail
improvements along the highway. This is public-private partnership at
Gold Award Winners
Sea to Sky Highway - a $600 million project to improve the safety, sightlines and slope
stabilization of the 95 kilometre long section of Highway 99 highway
from West Vancouver to Whistler, B.C.
L'Adresse Symphonique - a $259 million new acoustic concert hall in Montreal that provided
$46.8 million in cost savings.
Surrey Pretrial Services Centre - a $90 million Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Gold certified correctional facility developed to help reduce
overcrowding in the existing facility and improve the correctional
Silver Award Winners
Durham Region Courthouse - a $334 million fully functional and most technologically advanced
courthouse in Ontario delivered $49 million in cost savings to the
Government of Ontario.
Communications Security Establishment Canada - a $867 million accommodation facility for Canada's national
cryptologic agency saved $176 million.
Ontario Ministry of Government Services Data Centre - a $352 million new data centre to house increased data storage
capacity and security for the Government's new online services
strategy. Garnered $64.2 million in cost savings.
Award of Merit
North East Stoney Trail Highway - A $650.7 million ring road highway around Calgary and Edmonton
improved access and safety that was approximately 63% of the cost
compared to traditional project delivery
The Council also recognizes David J. Johnstone as a P3 Champion in
Canada for his outstanding leadership and achievements in developing
major public-private transportation partnership projects in New
Brunswick since 1995. As head of New Brunswick Highway Corporation
from 1995-2010, Mr. Johnstone was responsible for the award winning 195
km. Fredericton-Moncton Highway project, and the 275 km. Trans-Canada
Highway Project from Long's Creek to the Quebec border, just to name a
National Survey reports Canadians Support Public-Private Partnerships
In a new Nanos Research Poll commissioned by CCPPP, 70% of Canadians are
open to the private sector delivering services in partnership with the
government in areas such as roads, hospitals, schools, public transit
systems, and safe water systems. This has been an increasing trend
since 2004 when support was at 60%.
"Over the last eight years, we have seen more and more Canadians support
the idea that combining private innovation with the public good is a
great partnership to deliver much needed highways, bridges and
hospitals in our growing communities," said Romoff. "With the success
of many of these large-scale projects on time and on budget we are now
seeing acceptance for the P3 model for schools, transit and water
treatment systems," added Romoff.
For the past several years Canadians have generally shown consistent
support for P3 models to build roads (71%), recreation facilities (75%)
and hospitals (66%). This year, Canadians showed an increase in support
for possible public-private partnerships in transit systems (73%),
water treatment (67%), water sewage facilities (67%) and schools (66%).
Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national non-partisan, member-based
organization with broad representation from across the public and
private sectors. The Council advocates for evidence-based public policy
in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best
practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic
and social benefits of public-private partnerships. The Council
organizes an annual conference that is recognized internationally as
the premier forum bringing together senior government and business
leaders in the P3 community at which the most successful Canadian
public-private partnerships are celebrated through CCPPP's National
Awards for Innovation and Excellence.
SOURCE Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
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