Opponents of P3 highway raise concerns in New Glasgow

The New Glasgow News | June 10, 2019 | At a town hall style meeting held June 5 at Glasgow Square, the author of a report condemning the province's plan to use the public-private partnership (P3) model in twinning Highway 104 from Sutherland's River to Antigonish, said increased costs and service delivery are the primary issue.

P3 model could add more than $100 million to highway twinning price tag, report says

The Star Halifax | June 4, 2019 | The author of a new report on the construction and maintenance of Nova Scotia’s public highways predicts the cost of an upcoming twinning project in northern Nova Scotia could run almost $120 million over government estimates.

Listen to Sheldon Macleod interview Christopher Maika, CCPA research associate

The Sheldon MacLeod Show - News 95.7 | June 4, 2019 at 1 pm | We speak to Christopher Majka, a Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He talks to us about Highway Robbery: Public Private Partnerships and Nova Scotia Highways as a new report suggests we've overpaid for the P3 funded Cobequid Pass by over $230 million.

Newsbrief: P3 highways cost more and reduce accountability, report suggests

NS Advocate | June 4, 2019 | A newly published report suggests that taxpayers will pay more to build and finance the proposed Highway 104 twinning between Pictou and Antigonish as a Public Private Partnership (P3) than if a more traditional approach were to be followed.

Cobequid Pass cost $232 million more as P3 project, says new study

Chronicle Herald | June 4, 2019 | The Cobequid Pass cost $232 million more as a public-private partnership project than it would have as a government project, says a study released Tuesday.

REBUTTAL: P3 proponent's counterargument leads nowhere

Chronicle Herald | June 15, 2019 | It’s hard to know where to begin in discussing the June 12 Counterpoint by Mark Romoff, a former director of Industry Canada and the current president and CEO of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships – an industry organization that lobbies governments to build more P3s.