Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Are any other witnesses scheduled to appear?
I was just joking.
I thank our witnesses for being here. I am very happy to meet you.
I had the privilege of sitting on the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates. In fact, our report was released recently. We did a study on public-private partnerships. and I see now that the same questions are coming up again. Unfortunately, the solutions we proposed were not taken into account.
One of the points raised was transparency. People also said that we had to consider P3s as a solution because there was a lack of expertise. That was one of the points that was raised. However, if we go off in every direction with P3s, the result is that we lose our expertise completely and have no more control over everything that happens in the field.
Mr. Moist, can you give us some further details about the situation in the United Kingdom? I find this interesting because at the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, we made some comparisons. We were told that the P3s in Canada were something completely new, but that we had learned our lesson and were not going to find ourselves in the same situation. However, I am under the impression that the United Kingdom is still used as an example. Can you give us some further details?