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Dissecting OCC as a P3 - Part 3 - BCGEU

Editor's note: This is the third in what's expected to be at least a four-part series in which we try to unravel the complex financial underpinnings of public-private partnerships such as the ones in place for the Okanagan Correctional Centre and Penticton Regional Hospital, and determine if they are actually a good deal for taxpayers. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

VANCOUVER – Ordering the full release to The Herald of the financial model underlying the Okanagan Correctional Centre was "absurd," a lawyer for the company that created it argued Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court.

Plenary Justice, which won the 30-year contract to design, build, finance and maintain the 378-cell jail near Oliver as a public-private partnership has asked for a judicial review of a December 2016 order by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner that granted The Herald access to the financial model.