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For governments that seek to defend the public-private partnership (P3) model and their continued use of it, the “value for money” (VfM) report is often the primary means by which governments seek to lessen public skepticism and justify their decision in opting for a P3. 
REGINA - For governments that seek to defend the public-private partnership (P3) model and their continued use of it, the “value for money” (VfM) report is often the primary means by which governments seek to lessen public skepticism and justify their decision in opting for a P3.
The report tracks which level of government picked up the tab for any COVID-19 program announced in each government’s 2021 spring budget, and also analyzes how the provinces are spending their share of federal transfers. Compared to the beginning of this year, provincial governments have kicked in more money to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are sitting on less unspent federal money.
OTTAWA—Compared to the beginning of this year, provincial governments have kicked in more money to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are sitting on less unspent federal money, according to a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
First published in the Winnipeg Free Press, Tuesday August 24, 2021  
In mId may, 2021 the province of Manitoba demanded the City undertake a single source contract with Deloitte LLP for a market assessment of Public-Private-Partnerships (P3s) for the much-needed north end sewage treatment plant with the City at a cost of $400,000 dollars. The estimated $1.8 billion North End Treatment plant was identified as a priority almost two decades ago when Manitoba’s Clean Environment Commission (2003) prompted the provincial government to order Winnipeg to improve its sewage-treatment process.
First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Friday June 18, 2021
First published in the Winnipeg Free Press April 9, 2021.
   For Immediate Release (Winnipeg): The province of Manitoba’s commissioned Economic Review of Bipole III and Keeyask report by Brad Wall recommends privatization of Manitoba Hydro, the province’s cherished, publicly-owned crown corporation. This stands in contrast to the vast majority of Manitobans opposed to privatization and the provincial government’s own publicly stated commitments.

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