A new guide to public-private partnerships has just been published by CUPE. Entitled Asking the Right Questions: A Guide for Municipal Officials Considering P3s, available at http://cupe.ca/municipalities/questions-guide-municipal-officials; it may be a useful reference when the detailed final agreements for the Lansdowne Partnership Plan are made public.
The author of this guide is Professor John Loxley who was an expert witness for Friends of Lansdowne in our legal case. You may recall that one of his conclusions was:
"The Lansdowne Partnership Plan fails to adhere to even the most rudimentary norms established for such PPPs—in fact on the basis of my familiarity with other contemporary Canadian examples, it is unique in failing to meet any reasonable procurement standard for a project of its scale and character."
Read his affidavit here: www.letsgetitright.ca/images/loxley1.pdf.