Opinion piece, written by a Member of Provincial Parliament, that questions the use of public-private partnerships in Canada, examines several projects from transit, health, and transportation sectors that have faltered. Author emphasizes that P3s are primarily aimed at generating profits for the private sector and often the government loses out by not getting the deal they thought they were getting and no longer having control over the service being provided. The article was prompted by a December 2012 report by the Auditor General of Ontario that found Presto, the province’s transit fare payment system, is poised to become the most expensive systems of its type in the world.