Where: 30 Metcalfe Street, Suite 500, Ottawa
When: 10 a.m., Friday, May 11, 2007
Who: Steven Shrybman, Lawyer, partner in the law firm Sack, Goldblatt and Mitchell; Mr. Shrybman practices public interest law in Ottawa, Marlene Rivier, Ontario Public Service Employees Union„ and Michael Hurley, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE
What: After almost four years in court, the government and private consortium involved in the first privatized P3 hospital in Brampton Ontario have been ordered to file with the court previously secret documents.
The documents disclosed through the court case reveal the financial details and commercial arrangements, including new information about the extraordinary costs of the project, cost increases, reductions in the size of the project and reductions in the hospital’s flexibility.
Similar media conferences are taking place in other Ontario cities where the Ontario Liberals intend to build privatized P3 hospitals. They include Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, St. Catharines and Ottawa. The Royal Ottawa hospital was built under the same financial arrangement as the Brampton Hospital.
The court case is ongoing.