Implications of P3 Arrangements for Ontario Healthcare Infrastructure Procurement

Research Paper by Tyne Gatten (April 2016) for upper year Windsor Law seminar course: Private Property and the Public Interest.

The focus of this paper is on the use of P3s in relation to the procurement of healthcare infrastructure in the Province of Ontario. This paper discusses the definitions used to describe P3s, explores the types of P3 models used in the healthcare sector, suggests that contractual rights granted to private partners closely resemble property rights, reasons that the ‘quasi-property’ rights acquired by private partners are detrimental to the public interest, and, provides suggestions on how to modify P3s so they better serve the public interest. 

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