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The Newfoundland government, already looking to privatize long-term care, is swinging open the door to P3s in social housing. The provinces housing minister has said hed be willing to subsidize private companies to build housing units for the working poor and people with special needs.

Housing workers in the province, members of CUPE 1860, have been fighting contracting out and privatization threats for years. Working with tenants groups and community allies, the local will be making this an issue in the election expected this autumn.