For Immediate Release
Friday, July 18, 2014
P3 Model Bad for Alberta Taxpayers
Lukaszuk’s Appointed P3 Board Idea a ‘Recipe for Corruption’
Edmonton - PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk’s proposal to create a “secretariat” that would oversee negotiations of Private-Public Partnerships (P3s) ignores the reality that P3s cost more, deliver less, and could open the door to corruption.
In comments made to the Edmonton Journal, the former deputy premier admitted that P3 deals concerned him, and that he saw the potential for Albertans to be “taken for a ride.” His proposed solution is to create a special cabinet-appointed board to oversee Private-Public Partnerships, and to negotiate on behalf of the province.