Shrouded in Secrecy

The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Redevelopment and the Privatization of Nova Scotia’s Health Care Infrastructure
October 3, 2019
1.47 MB55 pages

This report provides a critical examination of the public-private partnership (P3) model proposed for the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Hospital Redevelopment, and details what little is known of the process thus far. The author raises concerns about the lack of transparency and accountability in this P3 decision-making process, and identifies a number of concerns about the implications of a P3 hospital for Nova Scotians. The report finds that private financing is 125% more than comparable public borrowing.

The report recommends that the government halt its decision to use a P3 model for the QEII redevelopment and immediately release documents related to this project, to comply with the Public Procurement Act.