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Privatization Watch - Summer 2008

Police probe Montreal university P3 deal

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Aug 26, 2008 03:17 PM Police are probing a public-private real estate development that has driven a Montreal university to the brink of bankruptcy. Three years into the contract, the redevelopment is incomplete, and costs have risen from $333 million in March 2005 to $529 million.

CMA ignores evidence in privatization push

Aug 20, 2008 11:31 AM Leaders of the Canadian Medical Association are ignoring the evidence when they call for more privately-delivered services and a funding formula that forces public hospitals to compete with each other.

BC hospitals lose 'unsung heroes' to privatization

Aug 26, 2008 09:39 AM More than 53 experienced trades and maintenance workers will lose their jobs in a P3 expansion of two British Columbia hospitals.

Water systems going public around the globe

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Jul 17, 2008 11:51 AM A new web site is tracking the growing number of communities taking back control of their water systems.

Building Canada: long on P3s, short on cash

Jul 15, 2008 11:36 AM The Conservative government’s municipal infrastructure funding program will push P3s on local governments, argues CUPE national president Paul Moist. He describes the reality behind the spin about “Building Canada” in a column published in the July 2008 issue of Municipal World magazine.

MacDonald planning to fleece NS taxpayers

Jul 18, 2008 11:39 AM The Nove Scotia premier is touting the Confederation Bridge as a P3 success story. To date, the project has cost taxpayers $45 million more than it would have through public financing.