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A false dilemma about Section 37 deals

I’ve been urging that we manage public-private partnerships differently, and that we use Section 37 agreements to better effect.  I should be more careful what I wish for. Affordable housing is already possible under Section 37 of the Provincial Planning Act.  Only a small portion of the developers contributions have been used for this purpose.The City…
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P3’s – Better well hung than ill wed

Ontario’s Auditor General is calling attention to the general failure of public private partnerships.  Intuitively we’ve known about this for a long time. Every P3 mega deal seems to go awry.  The MaRS bailout is only the latest and by no means the most embarrassing.  Highway 407 is Ontario’s favourite example. Developed first  by Liberal…
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