Public Private Partnerships (P3s). The darlings of politicians who are afraid to ask taxpayers to pay for anything. Let the private sector foot the bill!
So what do we get? Today, I sought shelter from a downpour under our PPP street furniture. The “canopy shelter” is to bus shelters what the thong is to underwear. The foot-wide strip of dry pavement in my photo didn’t stay dry long, either.
Note that Astral Media’s big ad space isn’t skimpy. That’s their part of the “partnership”.
I first heard the phrase Public Private Partnership in an interview of some Ontario health minister. He said we should build P3 hospitals.