Canadian Health Coalition

Public-Private ‘Partnerships’ (P3s)

The Issue:

A Public-Private ‘Partnership’ (P3) is a business venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of government and private sector companies. Problem is, P3 schemes costs taxpayers: the public pays and private investors profit. That’s not a partnership! Furthermore, evidence shows that in P3 schemes, costs go up, quality goes down and there is little or no accountability.

Resources:

P3 hospitals – the wrong direction  New report from CUPE, April 2011

P3s = Private Profits, Public Pays  Canadian Health Coalition Factsheet, 2010

Health Care Privatization Research Archive  Canadian Health Coalition, 2010

Report: Eroding Public Medicare   Ontario Health Coalition, 2009

Expert tells Romanow: Public-Private Partnerships Are Not The Answer  Dr. Allyson Pollack, May 2002

Media:

Québec Auditor General pans PPPs, says cost estimates wrong  Montreal Gazelle, June 10, 2010

P3 bailouts expose health-care hypocrisy  The Globe and Mail, February 12, 2009

In this P3, taxpayers are the ones who paid  The Globe and Mail, February 5, 2009

Warning: The P3s are coming  Winnipeg Free Press, July 21, 2002