The CDPQ Infra business model aims to foster effective execution of major public infrastructure projects. It allows CDPQ Infra to generate commercial returns while the government continues to be responsible for identifying proposed projects, determining the public interest to address, and approving the solution to implement on the basis of the options proposed by CDPQ Infra.
The model gives Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec the opportunity to use its expertise to benefit Québec, to invest in tangible assets, and to implement global best practices to execute work on time and on budget.
An innovative model
The Québec government and la Caisse innovate in public infrastructure projects
Three complementary models for carrying out infrastructure projects
Announced in January 2015, the agreement concluded between the Québec government and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec determine's the government's responsibilities and those of CDPQ Infra, the governance structure and the projects' various stages of completion.
Adopted on June 12, 2015 by the Assemblée nationale du Québec, Bill 38 authorizes the implementation of CDPQ Infra’s business model.