Understanding Public Private Partnerships

Blog, Municipal Government, Peter McCaffrey

On Sept 25th, residents of Regina will vote in a referendum for the first time in more than 20 years.

The referendum, organized by unions, will decide whether the council is allowed to proceed with its unanimous decision to construct a new wastewater treatment plant via a Public Private Partnership [P3], or whether they will be forced to use a traditional construction method.

Last week, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy held an event in Regina aimed at raising awareness in the community about Public Private Partnerships and how they work.

The sold-out event was opened by the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, who gave us an overview of the province’s plans for a large number of new P3s that will go ahead regardless of the result of the city vote.

Bjorn Lomborg On Obama’s Berlin Speech

Blog, Climate, Peter McCaffrey

Bjorn Lomborg reminds us, via his Facebook page, about the giant difference between Obama’s rhetoric and record on yet another issue. Obama said in his recent speech in Berlin: “In the United States, we have recently doubled our renewable energy from …

Behind The Scenes

Blog, Think Tanks, Peter McCaffrey

As our blog is a little more casual than our regular publications, I think it provides a good opportunity to give you all a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at what we do here at the Frontier. Given how spread …