June 2022

A Courtroom Drama for Infrastructure Geeks

Michael Bennon

As many PWF readers are well aware, there was a highly televised, riveting, blockbuster series of public hearings scheduled in June. I’m referring, of course, to the Ottawa Light Rail transit commission hearings for the public inquiry over the Confederation Line P3. Those hearings are still underway as PWF went to press this month. The Confederation Line inquiry could have a significant impact on the Canadian P3 industry going forward, and if public rhetoric is any indicator, it already has. This article includes a survey of the testimony and surrounding press to date. Once the inquiry concludes later this Summer, PWF will revisit with a complete assessment.

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