A motor home designed as a red brick schoolhouse is touring Ontario to offer an education in the destructive ways of P3s. CUPE Ontario launched the campaign in late September at Queen’s Park. The School of the 3Ps – a take on the 3Rs – will tour the province until the next provincial election in 2007.
Inside the motor home there are displays with information about different forms of privatization, their high costs to taxpayers and their eroding effects on public services and workers. Visitors can also send a message to their MPP about their privatization concerns.
Featured prominently in the mobile schoolhouse is the Flawed, Failed, Abandoned report by Natalie Mehra. The report is a quick, but comprehensive look at 100 Canadian and international public private partnerships. It gives examples of how privatization of public facilities and services undermines the public interest.
The tour will reach dozens of towns. See the complete schedule.