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Privatization Watch - September 2009

Federal privatization fund out of step with economic reality

Sep 16, 2009 09:39 AM The federal Conservatives’ $1.2 billion privatization fund will sink tax dollars into risky investments instead of secure public projects, says CUPE national president Paul Moist.

Scrapped P3 meter contract bypassed city workers

Sep 23, 2009 01:49 PM Part of the scandal that’s engulfed a P3 water contract in Montreal is the money spent on contracting out jobs the city’s own workers could have done.

Privatization warning signs

Sep 30, 2009 06:29 AM Stop privatization before it starts: know the early warning signs outlines the early warning signs of privatization, and gives tips on how locals can be prepared to act when they spot a threat.

A win for the people of Beloeil


Sep 22, 2009 01:30 PM Another public-private partnership (P3) may get wiped off the map, this time on Montreal's South Shore.

CUPE defends public food service at Coquitlam arena

Sep 21, 2009 02:58 PM COQUITLAM—CUPE will address City Council tonight to counter a flawed proposal to contract out food services at the new Coquitlam Sports Centre.

Unions in court over EPCOR privatization

Sep 11, 2009 01:51 PM CUPE and its allies were in court last week fighting the privatization of EPCOR’s power generation plants.