CUPE’s municipal sector meeting focused on the dangers of the federal Liberal government’s infrastructure bank of privatization. The bank will broker privatized megaprojects with expensive private financing, leaving municipalities with less money to provide vital public services.
The bank will also be shrouded in secrecy. Members learned about new research highlighting how little the public will have the right to know about the bank and its projects.
Members discussed the need for reliable public funding that keeps our infrastructure in public hands. Delegates also reported on success stories in organizing and contracting in, both priorities set at their last sector meeting.