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Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

Under P3 arrangements, the private sector plays a key role in financing, designing, building, operating, or even owning facilities or infrastructure that are otherwise designed to be public services. When private companies take over a public project, the focus shifts away from the public interest and meeting community needs, to ensuring a profit for the companiesā€™ shareholders. P3 projects typically cost more, deliver less, and compromise public control and accountability over critical infrastructure services.

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Stopping Parliamentā€™s echo-chamber on privatization

The halls of power are an echo chamber. I watched this in action last week ā€” and realized how desperately ...
Water is not for sale

Increased climate impacts require action, not privatization

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Council of CanadiansĀ tells MPs to stop infrastructure privatization

Council of CanadiansĀ tells MPs to stop infrastructure privatization

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Water P3s

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Donā€™t let the federal government privatize your water ā€“ a lesson from Mapleton, ON

Donā€™t let the federal government privatize your water ā€“ a lesson from Mapleton, ON

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The Canada Infrastructure Bank should not be part of the post-COVID recovery

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(Recording) Webinar: Resisting water privatization from Mapleton to Berlin

(Recording) Webinar: Resisting water privatization from Mapleton to Berlin

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