Champlain bridge

P3s – public-private partnerships – deliver more value for taxpayer money by harnessing private sector innovation.

The Royal Ottawa, one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres.

Samuel De Champlain Bridge, where $20 billion in international trade crosses annually.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a state-of-the-art higher education facility for 21st century learning.

These vital infrastructure projects were made possible because of a public-private partnership.

Canada is a global leader in public-private partnerships, also known as P3s or PPPs, successfully harnessing private sector innovations to complete hundreds of public projects on time and on budget.

The Vantage Advantage

As the only public affairs agency anchored in a national law firm, McMillan LLP, McMillan Vantage’s highly experienced consultants are in a prime position to help parties navigate the complexities of building P3 projects:

  • Identifying and securing opportunities where PPP is the ideal model
  • Understanding governmental infrastructure priorities
  • Building productive intersectoral relationships
  • Satisfying legal and contractual requirements
  • Assessing, allocating and managing risk

Managing director Tim Murphy, author of Public-Private Partnerships in Canada: Law, Policy and Value for Money, has amassed extensive experience advising governments, developers and lenders on public-private partnerships across Canada and internationally.

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