Enthusiasm For PPPs
Private sector seen to benefit more than public sector
TORONTO November 23rd
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1184
Ontario voters, the slim plurality (39%) approves of Public-Private
Partnerships, or PPPs or P3s, while as many as one quarter disapprove (24%). A
large proportion, however, don’t have an opinion on the subject (37%).
Favouring PPPs is characteristic of mid aged groups (45 to 54 - 46%), males
(44%) rather than females (36%), the very wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 54%), in
Toronto (46%), among PCs (46%) and Liberals (44%) and the best educated (post
grad - 48%).
Most see private sector benefitting from PPPs
Close to one half of
Ontario voters think the private sector gets the greatest benefit from PPPs
(46%), whereas fewer than one quarter this proportion thinks the public sector
benefits most (10%). Just one fifth think they both benefit equally (21%) and
one quarter have no idea in the matter (23%). Those who think the private
sector benefits most are especially likely to be the youngest (52%), the
wealthy ($80K to $100K - 61%) and New Democrats (54%).
“The lure of P3s is
seductive, and more voters approve of them than disapprove, but the awareness
that the public sector very rarely profits from them is widespread,” said Forum Research
President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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