TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta, has been named Honorary Chair of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) at today's 20th anniversary conference of the organization.
"We are delighted to have Premier Redford as our Honorary Chair," said CCPPP Chair Dale Richmond. "She is a strong supporter of using public-private partnerships as a way to leverage the skills of government and the private sector to deliver key infrastructure faster and at less cost than traditional procurement."
"Over the past 20 years, CCPPP has played an important role in advancing public-private partnerships as an innovative approach to infrastructure development and I am honoured to work with the Council, championing P3s across Canada," said Premier Redford.
Alberta's foray into P3 began in 2003 with the development of the Southeast Anthony Henday Drive project in Edmonton. Since then, the province has used the P3 approach for four other ring road projects in Edmonton and Calgary, 41 elementary and secondary schools throughout the province and most recently the Evan-Thomas water and wastewater facility.
About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national not-for-profit, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of 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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