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Privatization Watch - May 2009

Prince Edward County wastewater stays public

The county of Prince Edward, Ontario has quietly abandoned plans to privatize a new wastewater treatment plant.

May 27, 2009 05:21 PM The county of Prince Edward, Ontario has quietly abandoned plans to privatize a new wastewater treatment plant.

Alberta cancels P3 high school plans

May 4, 2009 10:49 AM Alberta will pay for four new high schools publicly, cancelling privatized financing and upkeep plans.

P3 secrecy comes with a price

Jun 1, 2009 09:44 AM The B.C. Supreme Court has awarded Vancouver small business owner Susan Heyes $600,000 in damages for business lost during the Canada Line construction on Cambie Street.

Cut and crowded, Ontario hospitals falling behind UK in fighting infections

May 15, 2009 12:12 PM Ontario should follow the example of Scotland and Wales, which are hiring hundreds more cleaners and ending contracting out of cleaning services in their battles against health care associated infections.

P3 incinerator bad policy, bad for health, bad for Durham, warns CUPE Ontario President

May 22, 2009 09:16 AM Durham Region’s proposed Energy From Waste (EFW) incinerator is a costly recipe for toxic air that will cause millions of taxpayer dollars to go up in smoke, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario President Sid Ryan told Durham residents yesterday at a rally opposing the future construction and operation of the public-private partnership (P3) incinerator.

Quebec auditor general must investigate campus P3s

Jun 1, 2009 11:29 AM Backed by a new report on campus privatization, CUPE is calling on Quebec’s auditor general to investigate the schemes.