A new report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia office on June 4, 2019, examines the Highway 104 Western Alignment highway, known as the Cobequid Pass Toll Highway.

The report reveals that it cost $232 million more to build, finance, operate and maintain as a public-private partnership (P3) project than it would have as a government-financed, delivered, and maintained project.

View the full report on the CCPA-NS website at

FOIPOP Requests

The following Freedom of Information requests were made by the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Date ReceivedSubject
May 16, 2019Highway 104 Twinning Project – Value for Money Analysis by Ernst and Young

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Sea-to-Sky highway price tag $220 million higher as a P3, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2006