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by Sandford Borins , Chandran Mylvaganam
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This book charts the history of Ontario’s Highway 407, the world’s most technologically advanced toll highway, from its development as a toll road in the early 1990s, through construction and operation by a crown corporation, to its subsequent privatization in 1999 by means of a 99-year lease and its performance thereafter. The book gives high marks to the Rae government for its handling of the development and contracting phase, and to the crown corporation for delivering the highway close to its original schedule and budget. It is, however, sharply critical of the privatization agreement signed by the Harris Government and suggests alternative approaches that would have better served the public interest.

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Chandran Mylvaganam was Chief of Staff to three Ministers of Transportation in the Ontario government from 1990 to 1995. Since 1995 he has operated his own consulting practice, specializing in alternate service delivery, public-private partnerships, transportation policy and energy policy. His clients have included the private sector as well as government. Sandford Borins is Professor of Public Management in the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and the Division of Management at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, where he served as Chair from 1991 to 2003.
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