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CCPPP honours Canada’s 2014 P3 leaders


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November 11, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

(L to R) Chris O'Riley, executive vice-president, BC Hydro; Johanne Mullen, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Gold Awards Sponsor); and Gerry Grigoropoulos, managing Director, infrastructure concession investments, SNC-Lavalin at the CCPPP National Awards for Innovation and Excellence.
(L to R) Chris O'Riley, executive vice-president, BC Hydro; Johanne Mullen, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Gold Awards Sponsor); and Gerry Grigoropoulos, managing Director, infrastructure concession investments, SNC-Lavalin at the CCPPP National Awards for Innovation and Excellence.

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) recently handed out its 2014 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in public-private partnerships (P3s), including the C.W. Chuck Wills Award for outstanding achievement in the municipal sector and the P3 Champion.

The awards were presented on Nov. 3 at the CCPPP’s annual conference in Toronto, which attracted government and industry leaders from across Canada and around the world. Mark Romoff, president and CEO of the CCPPP, said the council’s awards program has become increasingly competitive, which speaks volumes about the calibre of the projects selected.

“This year’s award winners will be bringing Canadians safe, clean drinking water; improving wastewater management; developing clean, reliable sources of energy; improved transportation routes; modern, consolidated judicial services; and cutting-edge health care facilities that are focused on the patients,” he said. “These projects are delivered to the highest quality standards, while providing substantial savings and efficiencies over traditional procurement methods.”

Gold award winners:

  • BC Hydro’s John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project (Project Financing)
  • Elgin County Courthouse (Infrastructure Award)

 Silver award winners:

  • North Island Hospitals Project (Infrastructure Sustainability Award)
  • South Fraser Perimeter Road (Infrastructure Award)

Award of merit:

  • Evan Thomas Water & Wastewater Treatment (Infrastructure)

The C.W. Chuck Wills Award:

  • City of Regina Wastewater

The CCPPP also recognized the late Honourable Jim Flaherty as the P3 Champion for 2014. Throughout his career Flaherty contributed to infrastructure development and renewal in Canada, as well as the advancement of a best-in-class Canadian P3 model.

“It is hard to overstate the importance of Jim Flaherty’s role in addressing Canada’s infrastructure deficit,” said Dale Richmond, chairman of CCPPP’s board of directors. “He was a visionary who recognized that private sector skills and innovation can help governments to build better quality infrastructure, while saving money for Canadian taxpayers.”

For more information visit www.pppcouncil.ca/awards/winners/2014.html


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