This article traces the emergence of public-private partnerships (P3) in Alberta from 2003-2016, using a case study of Edmonton's Anthony Henday highway projects. We describe how P3s emerged following dissatisfaction with the conventional delivery model, specifically with late project delivery and over-budget performance, and the need to attract private financing arising from Alberta's fiscal deterioration beginning in 2001. We also highlight how political, policy, and organizational support were critical enablers of the emergence, acceptance and normalization of Alberta's P3 model.
|Number of pages
|Canadian Public Administration
|Published - Jun. 2017