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P3 Alert - December 2007

Top architect dumps P3 hospital

Dec 12, 2007 11:31 AM Renowned architect Moshe Safdie has quit as key designer of a Montreal P3 hospital, highlighting the danger of developing public facilities for profit.

Tax cut fuels Winnipeg P3 push

Dec 13, 2007 03:19 PM Winnipeg city council is on shaky ground if it thinks P3s will pave the way for a $56 million business tax cut.

Edmonton should ice rec centre P3

Dec 12, 2007 02:43 PM There's growing pressure on Edmonton city council from community groups, including CUPE, to keep a new recreation centre public.

Montreal water contract tainted

Dec 17, 2007 01:23 PM Montreal municipal workers, members of CUPE 301, are crying foul over a major conflict of interest - and hidden privatization agenda - in contracted-out water operations

NB unveils new P3s

Dec 19, 2007 12:12 PM The New Brunswick government is pushing P3s for a hospital, schools and a courthouse, despite the province's poor P3 track record.

Ontario turns home care services into for-profit bonanza

Dec 13, 2007 11:04 AM The Ontario government has lifted a moratorium on competitive bidding in home care, allowing corporations to reap profits at the expense of workers and patients.

Norway takes on World Bank

Dec 19, 2007 12:59 PM The Norwegian government is protesting the strings attached to many World Bank loans to poor countries.