The halls of power are an echo chamber.
I watched this in action last week — and realized how desperately we need to interrupt this echo chamber with a real focus on people and communities.
Our Chairperson, John Cartwright, recently addressed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities, where he passionately argued against Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in critical areas like roads, bridges, water, transit, and hospitals.
He exposed the wasteful and greedy ideology fueling privatization in Canada’s current for-profit financing scheme for communities.
This means we’ll end up paying more to line investors’ pockets, at the expense of the rest of us.
The rest of the meeting (watch it here) missed the mark on federal funding for communities who need truly public federal funding for the common good.
With your help, we can cut through the privatization noise and prioritize the public interest. Your donation enables us to advocate, take action, and exert pressure on MPs to resist the control of lobbyists in Ottawa.
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