Public Private Partnerships are a growing method to build large scale infrastructure projects in Canada.
Right now in Saskatchewan there are a total of nine P3 projects in the health, education, transportation, recreation and environment sectors.
Mark Romoff, President of the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships says the contract between government and the builder ensures a quality project.
“They have agreed to levels of maintenance and they must be achieved, if they aren’t, they’re penalized for that. So the reality is that there’s huge pressure on ensuring you that meet your deadlines and you meet all of the obligations of your contract.”
Some argue there is a lack of transparency in P3 projects and the costs associated, but Romoff insists everything is clearly laid out online.
There are 237 projects right now across the country.