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P3 Alert - Summer 2007

BC public water projects on track and under budget

Aug 22, 2007 10:57 AM Two major water projects are moving ahead publicly in British Columbia, exposing the myth that only P3s deliver infrastructure on time and on budget.

Lack of transparency hobbles BC P3 hospital

Aug 22, 2007 02:35 PM A privatized hospital tower planned for Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital has hit a financial stumbling block.

The real poop on privatized sewage

Aug 22, 2007 02:35 PM In mid-July, the City of Toronto contracted out the operation of its biosolids pelletizer to Veolia Water Canada.

London P3 goes down the tube

Aug 22, 2007 02:36 PM The spectacular failure of a privatization scheme to upgrade parts of London, England’s subway system has lessons for Canadian officials, including Québec politicians who are privatizing construction of two new hospitals and a section of highway.

Cochabamba seven years after the water uprising

Aug 22, 2007 02:36 PM A new report takes a look at the state of Cochabamba, Bolivia’s water seven years after thousands of residents took to the streets protesting the takeover of their city water system by a subsidiary of the U.S. corporate giant, Bechtel.

Kick the bottle, take back the tap

Aug 22, 2007 02:36 PM Tap water is better than bottled water when it comes to people’s health, wallets and the environment – and Food & Water Watch has published a new report that helps make the case.