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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 companies’ shareholders. P3 projects typically cost more, deliver less, and compromise public control and accountability over critical infrastructure services.

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Canada Infrastructure Bank signals plan to double down on privatization with new leadership

On Friday, April 3, the federal government announced several changes to the leadership of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB). Michael ...
Council of Canadians calls on Prime Minister to invest in public infrastructure projects, not privatization

Council of Canadians calls on Prime Minister to invest in public infrastructure projects, not privatization

Earlier in April, the federal government announced several changes to the leadership of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB). Michael Sabia, ...
Canada Infrastructure Bank eyes privatizing local water systems across the country

Canada Infrastructure Bank eyes privatizing local water systems across the country

Press Progress reports that buried in the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB)’s annual report is praise for the water system in ...
Scary stories of privatization

Scary stories of privatization

With a new minority federal government, you and I have an opportunity to help shape public policy. The Council of ...
CUPE, Moncton Chapter present to Moncton City Council on P3

CUPE, Moncton Chapter present to Moncton City Council on P3

Council of Canadians’ Moncton chapter chair Pamela Ross joined CUPE-New Brunswick to present before Moncton City Council last night about ...
Canada Infrastructure Bank's board of directors named; P3 privatization on the agenda

Canada Infrastructure Bank’s board of directors named; P3 privatization on the agenda

Christopher Hickman, David Bronconnier, James Cherry, Stephen Smith, Jane Bird. The Council of Canadians opposes the Trudeau government's to-be-launched Canada ...
Council of Canadians joins Manitoba allies in rejecting P3s for social services

Council of Canadians joins Manitoba allies in rejecting P3s for social services

Conservative Premier Brian Pallister. The Council of Canadians stands with our labour and community allies in Manitoba opposed to Social ...
Trudeau's development finance institution could mean P3s, water privatization, more mining

Trudeau’s development finance institution could mean P3s, water privatization, more mining

Finance Minister Bill Morneau The Canadian Press reports, "Canada can do more with less foreign aid spending, says Finance Minister ...