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Four years after a community campaign kept Edmontons power utility in public hands, the consultants are back for another kick at the can. A recent report presented to city council suggests Edmonton has too much money tied up in Epcor, and that the city should have a more diverse investment portfolio. The solution to this perceived problem: sell all or part of Epcor.

The report flies in the face of economic studies commissioned during the last privatization fight, that showed Epcor is a valuable community asset.

In Ontario, CUPE and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union are urging Hydro Ones board of directors to listen to the people - not the premier. Pointing to the groundswell of community support for a publicly owned electrical utility, CUPE and CEP are calling on the board to stop the sale of any part of Hydro One.