Ontario is faced with huge deficits and a debt that will hamper the province’s long-term economic prospects. In the face
of this dire situation, Ontario’s government is turning over stones to find savings for the provincial budget. While many
will focus on the need to make cuts in order to achieve this goal, there is a way to achieve significant savings in Ontario
hiding in plain sight: opening up public construction procurement to competitive bidding.
Program director Brian Dijkema and lead author Stephen Bauld introduce the paper and its importance: video (1:30).