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Powell River to privatize wastewater treatment

Apr 15, 2010 06:22 PM Wastewater treatment in Powell River, B.C. is in danger of being privatized.

Layoffs, privatization for ambulance service

Apr 9, 2010 06:11 PM RICHMOND – Paramedics say proposed layoffs and privatization are a major blow to the quality of ambulance service in B.C.

Value for taxpayers and public opinion favour public sewage treatment


Mar 24, 2010 01:10 PM By the end of March, elected councillors in the Capital Regional District (CRD) will make a crucial decision on how new sewage treatment should be procured and whether they will accept a public private partnership (P3) and hand sewage treatment to private corporations.

Victoria: public sewage treatment could save $100 million

Mar 19, 2010 02:42 PM A new report by B.C.’s most respected forensic accountant, Ron Parks, finds in favour of public operation of sewage treatment in the Capital Regional District (CRD).

In Vancouver? Celebrate World Water Day 2010 with CUPE!

Mar 18, 2010 07:07 PM Sunday, March 21, 2-4pm, Grandview Park, Commercial at Charles, Vancouver : Join the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians in a Toast to Public Water leading up to World Water Day on March 22. This free, outdoor all-ages event will feature live music by local folk/roots favourites Headwater, as well as the First Annual Tappie Awards - a tribute to community members and groups who have worked extra hard to promote and protect B.C.'s public water system.

Victoria vulnerable to trade restrictions with sewage P3

Mar 9, 2010 02:03 PM Public private partnerships will make municipal infrastructure projects more vulnerable to the restrictions of the Canada-United States Procurement Agreement.

Hospital privatization failed in Britain, will fail in Ontario

Mar 5, 2010 11:51 AM The McGuinty government’s plan to privatize hospital care failed in Britain, and will fail in Ontario - and hospital staff will fight it aggressively.

Contracting out garbage wrong move for Windsor Council –– profit motive will hurt service, CUPE warns

Mar 2, 2010 02:43 PM The union representing municipal solid waste workers in the City of Windsor is warning residents that quality of service will deteriorate if Mayor Eddie Francis and Windsor councillors go ahead with contracting out and privatization plans for municipal garbage collection.

Sewage treatment should include public resource recovery

Jan 28, 2010 06:54 PM Directors of Victoria's Capital Regional District heard a strong message of support for pushing forward with resource recovery technology as part of publicly-operated sewage treatment.

Quebec City cols-bleus fight garbage privatization

Jan 21, 2010 12:11 PM Quebec City's outside municipal workers are highlighting the potential risks of contracting out garbage collection.

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