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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.

Regina chapter highlights costs of P3 wastewater treatment plant

Regina chapter highlights costs of P3 wastewater treatment plant

Regina chapter activist Jim Elliott helps deliver 24,000 petitions to City Hall in opposition to a proposed P3 wastewater treatment, ...
Barlow challenges proposed P3 wastewater treatment plant in Portage la Prairie

Barlow challenges proposed P3 wastewater treatment plant in Portage la Prairie

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow challenged a proposed public-private partnership (P3) in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba this ...
Trudeau signals "openness to globalization", projects beyond traditional P3s

Trudeau signals “openness to globalization”, projects beyond traditional P3s

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and nine cabinet ministers will be seeking billions of dollars of capital today at a ...
Proposed P3 mega-playstructure could pollute Rideau River

Proposed P3 mega-playstructure could pollute Rideau River

The site of the proposed mega-playstructure at Mooney's Bay Park on the Rideau River. There are concerns that a proposed ...
Comox Valley chapter says vote NO to P3 sewer project on June 18

Comox Valley chapter says vote NO to P3 sewer project on June 18

The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter is opposing a proposed public-private partnership (P3) in the Comox Valley Regional ...
Comox Valley chapter opposes pay-for-plasma clinics, P3 for local wastewater system, the TPP

Comox Valley chapter opposes pay-for-plasma clinics, P3 for local wastewater system, the TPP

Village Market Day in Cumberland The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter highlighted key issues of concern at Village Market ...
P3 agreement in Saint John allows water utility to be sold

P3 agreement in Saint John allows water utility to be sold

Saint John, New Brunswick The Council of Canadians continues to raise concerns about the public-private partnership (P3) water treatment ...
NEWS: Saint John P3 to be discussed tonight, $216M bill part of financial terms with private consortium

NEWS: Saint John P3 to be discussed tonight, $216M bill part of financial terms with private consortium

In a news article late this afternoon, CBC indicates that the financial terms between the City of Saint John and the ...