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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.

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 ...
Trudeau abandons Harper's unpopular P3 requirement for infrastructure funding

Trudeau abandons Harper’s unpopular P3 requirement for infrastructure funding

The Council of Canadians is opposed to public-private partnerships (P3s). We were particularly opposed to a provision in the Harper ...
Saint John opts for Spanish company for its P3 drinking water system

Saint John opts for Spanish company for its P3 drinking water system

Saint John city council is moving ahead with a public-private partnership (P3) for a new 100 million litre per day ...
St. John's chapter opposes P3 plan for long-term care facilities

St. John’s chapter opposes P3 plan for long-term care facilities

The St. John's chapter protested the plan for P3 long-term care facilities. The Council of Canadians St. John's chapter is ...
Council of Canadians opposes P3 water privatization plan for First Nations

Council of Canadians opposes P3 water privatization plan for First Nations

A news report indicates the threat of a massive public-private partnership (P3) water privatization scheme aimed at First Nations in ...
Moncton considers P3 for its sewage treatment system

Moncton considers P3 for its sewage treatment system

TransAqua, the new name for the Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission, is considering a public-private partnership (P3) for its sewage treatment ...
$8 billion down the drain in Ontario P3s

$8 billion down the drain in Ontario P3s

Today’s Auditor General Report in Ontario revealed that P3 projects had cost the people of Ontario $8 billion in ...