Private Public Partnerships

An Expert's View about Foreign Direct Investment in Canada

Last updated: 25 Apr 2011

O V E R V I E W
• Canada is fast becoming the land of opportunity for Private Public Partnerships (P3), with
municipal, provincial and the federal government adopting P3 strategies for large projects.
• P3’s are significant in both social and infrastructure development.
• Investing in Canadian P3 projects offers low risk in a stable economy with a strong banking
system.
• In 2008, the Government of Canada (GOC) created PPP Canada, a Crown Corporation that
manages the $1.257 Billion P3 Canada Fund. This fund supports innovative projects that provide
an alternative to traditional government infrastructure procurement.

S I Z E A N D S C O P E
• In 2010, PPP Canada closed the second round of competition for the fund, receiving funding
requests for 73 proposals across 11 provinces and territories. By the end of 2011, it expects to see
$300 Million of the fund committed.
• In November 2010, Ontario had 21 operational PPP projects and another 22 under construction,
British Columbia has 12 operational projects with five under construction, Alberta had five
operational and another three under construction while Quebec had seven under construction.
• Canadian municipalities, which build, own and maintain the majority of Canada’s infrastructure,
are increasingly looking to PPPs as a way to delivery their infrastructure. Half of the 73 requests
made to PPP Canada in 2010 were for municipal projects.

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Posted: 25 April 2011, last updated 25 April 2011

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