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Comment on the Resignation of The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance

TORONTO, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Quote from Mark Romoff, President and CEO of CCPPP on the occasion of the resignation of The Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance:

"As Finance Minister over the past eight years, Jim Flaherty introduced policies and programs which have made a valued contribution to a more prosperous and globally competitive Canada. Notably, his commitment to addressing Canada's infrastructure challenges during a time of fiscal restraint through public-private partnerships has proven to be an innovative and successful solution to a critical national need."

About The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national not-for-profit, non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.

SOURCE Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

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