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Québecs new Liberal government is planning changes to the provincial labour code that will give municipalities new powers to contract out. The move is one of several warnings on the horizon for public services in the province.

In May, the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships co-sponsored a Montréal conference pushing P3s for Québec infrastructure and services. The provincial minister responsible for government administration signaled her governments support of P3s to develop Québecs infrastructure.

Presenters at the conference included the CEO of the BC government agency pushing P3s; Albertas deputy minister of finance; the administrator of Goderich, a town with a water P3; as well as a representative of Borealis Capital Corporation the infrastructure investment corporation that invests Ontario CUPE members money in P3 schemes. [see next story]

The CCPPP organized the conference with its Québec counterpart the Institut pour le partenariat public-privé (IPPP).