The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan owns 39 per cent of the Brussels Airport. It says it's interested in owning Canadian airports too.
The Council of Canadians is opposed to the Trudeau government pursuing "asset recycling" to fund infrastructure spending in the coming years.
Asset recycling is a form of privatization. It works this way - a government sells or leases existing public infrastructure to an investor and uses the revenue from that sale or lease to fund new infrastructure. Perhaps the foremost Canadian example of this is the Ontario government privatizing 60 per cent of Hydro One and using less than half of the $9 billion raised from that to fund new transit infrastructure.