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Promoting Ontario's World-Class Infrastructure Market in Washington

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Promoting Ontario's World-Class Infrastructure Market in Washington

Infrastructure Minister joins Ontario Premier on Trade Mission to Explore Partnerships

Ministry of Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The Ontario government is making the province a top destination for infrastructure investments while highlighting its world-class public-private partnership (P3) expertise by engaging with partners in the United States during a two-day trade mission.

Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, is in Washington, D.C. to promote Ontario and its proven track record of using the P3 model to deliver large and complex projects.

Minister Scott will also join Premier Doug Ford in meetings to highlight Ontario as a leader in infrastructure procurement and consulting while opening new opportunities in global markets.

"Ontario has a successful track record of using the P3 model to deliver some of the province's largest and most complex projects on time and on budget," said Minister Scott.

"By reaching out to our neighbours in the United States, we are showcasing our infrastructure expertise, encouraging innovation and spreading the message that Ontario is one of the best places to build and invest," Minister Scott continued.

While in Washington, Minister Scott will join Australian Ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey in a panel discussion at the P3 Government Conference. They will discuss their respective approaches to P3 development, and how their approaches to partnership, procurement and project delivery have led to internationally renowned infrastructure programs.

Along with Premier Ford, Minister Scott is also scheduled to meet with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schulz to discuss infrastructure opportunities. Governor Hogan, who is chair of the National Governors Association, is slated to lead an infrastructure study tour to Toronto in April 2020.

"With our global partners, we are open and ready to collaborate on delivering innovative infrastructure that improves people's everyday lives, Scott said. 

Quick Facts

  • 2019 P3 Market Update includes a list of 32 projects, worth more than $65 billion, representing a historic commitment to infrastructure expansion in Ontario. This is the largest commitment to P3 infrastructure in Ontario's history.
  • The United States is Ontario’s largest export partner. In 2018, Ontario’s exports to the United States reached $152.5 billion USD.
  • Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is Ontario’s world-class delivery agency.
  • Seventy per cent of Infrastructure Ontario’s public-private partnership (P3) projects are built on time and 95 per cent on or below budget.
  • Earlier this spring, Ontario passed legislation allowing IO to provide its consulting services to jurisdictions outside Ontario – both across Canada and internationally.
  • Ontario is committed to investing about $144 billion in infrastructure investments over the next decade.

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