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Privatization Watch - January 2009

Builder of Alberta schools has 'worthless stock'

Jan 26, 2009 04:36 PM Babcock & Brown, the parent company of the group contracted to build and operate nineteen Alberta schools, has declared its stock worthless.

Communities take back the tap

Jan 28, 2009 01:33 PM Campaigns urging municipalities to reject bottled water are heating up in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Study pans BC P3s

Jan 29, 2009 01:32 PM A new report finds the BC government has stacked the deck in favour of expensive and unaccountable P3s.

PPP Canada won't boost economy

The federal Conservatives have filled the top jobs at their P3 office, but donít expect speedy funding of infrastructure projects to follow.

Jan 20, 2009 12:25 PM The federal Conservatives have filled the top jobs at their privatization office, but don’t expect speedy funding of infrastructure projects to follow.

Federal Budget 2009 and Privatization

Jan 29, 2009 10:56 AM The budget renews the federal government's committment to privatization and public-private partnerships.

P3s spread on Quebec campuses

Jan 23, 2009 12:59 PM The P3 model that’s triggered a police probe at a Montreal university is spreading to other Quebec campuses, according to a new report.

Edmonton sells off sewage plant

Despite overwhelming opposition, Edmonton has voted to sell a key sewage treatment plant.

Jan 22, 2009 11:03 AM Despite overwhelming opposition, Edmonton has voted to sell a key sewage treatment plant.

NL recycling needs public fix

Jan 23, 2009 03:40 PM Public control will improve Newfoundland and Labrador’s recycling programs, says CUPE.