Privatization hasn’t worked in Canada – but that’s not stopping the Liberal government from trying to export this broken model. Join CUPE economist Angella MacEwen and other experts for a webinar on March 31 about “blended finance,” a new way of privatizing international aid that the Canadian government is promoting.
Privatization won’t help us meet the UN sustainable development goals to end poverty, address climate change and tackle inequality globally by 2030. Privatized financing has little to no impact on poverty, undermines the public sector and threaten to widen inequality. As we collectively face the climate emergency and the economic and social crises that COVID-19 has worsened, we urgently need public policy solutions that put people first, not profits.
The webinar helps launch the Blended Finance Project, supported by a coalition of concerned civil society organizations, unions and academics, including CUPE.
You can find more details and register here.