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Privatization Watch - March 2008

Foreign investment imperils child care

CUPE 2204 member Tracy Freitas speaks to press conference about child care and trade

Apr 1, 2008 10:03 AM CUPE has released a legal opinion suggesting that if the federal and provincial governments don't act fast, a company called "123 Busy Beavers" might make universal child care an impossibility.

Toronto Hydro: Keep Telecom Public!

CUPE Local One members from Toronto Hydro Telecom take their anti-privatization message to the streets.

Mar 5, 2008 08:56 PM About 140 people defied a snowstorm for an information picket to keep Toronto Hydro Telecom public.

Coalitions key to stopping privatization


Mar 31, 2008 05:16 PM Canadians are in the fight of their lives to defend public services, and CUPE is a key player in the battle, says municipal and environmental advocate Glen Murray.

SK finance minister must do his homework on P3s

Mar 31, 2008 03:30 PM Provincial finance minister Rod Gantefoer needs to do his homework on “public-private partnerships” (P3s) before he commits the province to these controversial infrastructure schemes that could cost Saskatchewan taxpayers for decades, says Tom Graham, President of CUPE Saskatchewan.

Sherbrooke P3 rink full of holes

Mar 26, 2008 04:12 PM “It will be more solid, faster and better built,” claimed Monique Jérôme-Forget, touting the supposed merits of public-private partnerships (P3s). But that’s not case with the new Sherbrooke Sports Centre.

Public services: tools for fighting poverty

Oxfam’s Robert Fox at CUPE Alberta convention in Calgary with division president Darcy Lanovaz at left

Mar 14, 2008 09:57 PM “Taps, toilet, clinics and education play a fundamental role in fighting poverty and securing equality rights for women,” says Robert Fox, the executive director of Oxfam Canada.

World Water Day sparks action from coast to coast

Mar 27, 2008 09:39 PM Water for people, not for profit was the rallying cry as CUPE and its allies marked World Water Day 2008.