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Privatization Watch - March 2009

Municipalities give tap water thumbs up

Mar 9, 2009 12:06 PM The organization representing Canada’s municipal governments has taken a strong stand for public tap water.

Parliament goes blue for public water

Prominent local and national activists gathered on Parliament Hill March 12 to toast public water and light up the Peace Tower up in blue.

Mar 13, 2009 09:43 PM Local and national activists gathered on Parliament Hill March 12 to toast public water and light up the Peace Tower in blue.

Cities across Canada toast public water

Mar 23, 2009 03:55 PM CUPE members and their communities celebrated World Water Day last Sunday by raising a glass of tap water.

Water forum opens with brutality and repression

The fifth World Water Form opened with brutality and repression this morning, as Turkish police clamped down on a demonstration outside the event.

Mar 16, 2009 03:33 PM The fifth World Water Forum opened with brutality and repression this morning, as Turkish police clamped down on a demonstration outside the event.

Workers push public solutions at water forum in Turkey

Water workers delivered a strong pro-public message at a press conference inside the World Water Forum.

Mar 20, 2009 10:46 AM Water workers delivered a strong pro-public message at a press conference inside the World Water Forum.

Activists share strategies, solidarity at People’s Water Forum

Mar 20, 2009 10:40 AM The People’s Water Forum brought together an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 700 people from all corners of the globe to counter to the corporate-controlled World Water Forum.

Water justice movement stronger as forum ends

Mar 22, 2009 04:51 AM Trade unionists made their mark at the fifth World Water Forum and are leaving Istanbul with stronger connections to the global water justice movement. Email Stephen Harper.

Review pans JobsNow

A review of JobsNow a job support pilot project run by a for-profit company reveals that the public-private partnership did not add value, was not cost effective, and in fact cost millions.

Mar 25, 2009 03:43 PM A review of JobsNow a job support pilot project run by a for-profit company reveals that the public-private partnership did not add value, was not cost effective, and in fact cost millions.

Major BC P3 deal falls apart

Mar 2, 2009 10:56 AM The British Columbia government will pay for a $2.5 billion bridge expansion itself, after shaky P3 financing collapsed last week.