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P3 Alert - November 2007

Pro-P3 poll sidesteps reality

Nov 26, 2007 01:15 PM The latest poll from a pro-privatization lobby group shows support for P3s is lowest where there are the most P3s.

Feds increase P3 pressure, not cash

Nov 20, 2007 11:58 AM It’s no surprise that Stephen Harper chose a privatization hotspot to launch his government’s “Building Canada” infrastructure fund earlier this month.

CUPE calls on Feds to face the infrastructure deficit reality

Nov 20, 2007 03:14 PM Danger Ahead: The coming collapse of Canada’s municipal infrastructure is the title of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities report that was released today.

CUPE flags critical P3 sewage questions

Nov 30, 2007 10:35 AM CUPE BC wants Victoria-area municipal officials to be on their toes when they get a pro-privatization consultant's report on sewage treatment options.

P3s: Less ideology, more case studies needed

Nov 25, 2007 08:31 PM BC-based CUPE researcher Blair Redlin's presentation to a Canadian Institute conference on public private partnerships held Nov. 19, 2007. Redlin examines and counters the top five arguments used to push P3s. (Only available in English, as a Power Point file).

'Crazy' P3 review behind Toronto subway delay

Nov 26, 2007 10:48 AM Toronto Mayor David Miller says the built-in “ideology” of the federal Conservatives’ infrastructure plan is delaying the extension of a key subway line.

P3 pushback in Nova Scotia

Nov 29, 2007 03:02 PM Despite the legacy of a failed P3 school scheme, the Nova Scotia government used its recent throne speech to announce it would be bringing P3s back. The pushback began right away.

Public works for Halifax sewage treatment

Nov 20, 2007 03:06 PM The first plant in Halifax’s new sewage treatment system is up and running, and the project is on track and under budget.

Community coalition aims to build better Ottawa

Detail of Ottawa City Hall

Nov 16, 2007 02:13 PM CUPE is active in a new coalition that’s taking on Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien’s bid to cut and privatize community services.