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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.

How voting ‘No’ to a P3 in Abbotsford’s public referendum will be a ‘Yes’ to public water

How voting ‘No’ to a P3 in Abbotsford’s public referendum will be a ‘Yes’ to public water

On November 19th, citizens of Abbotsford, British Columbia will go to the polls not only to vote for a mayor ...
NEWS: Abbotsford public opinion split on P3 water facility

NEWS: Abbotsford public opinion split on P3 water facility

Maude Barlow and Paul Moist speaking against the Abbotsford P3, Oct. 12 The Abbotsford Times reports, "The plan to establish ...
UPDATE: Barlow takes 'no P3, no CETA' message to Abbotsford, Oct. 11

UPDATE: Barlow takes ‘no P3, no CETA’ message to Abbotsford, Oct. 11

Abbotsford city hall The Abbotsford-Mission Times reported in early-April, “Abbotsford and Mission municipal councils - joint members of the Abbotsford/Mission ...
WIN! Winnipeg P3 contract made public, scaled back

WIN! Winnipeg P3 contract made public, scaled back

Over the past year, the Council of Canadians has been calling for the City of Winnipeg's contract with the transnational ...
WIN! P3 water project in Mission rejected

WIN! P3 water project in Mission rejected

AbbyNews.com reports, "The Abbotsford-Mission Water and Sewer Commission will not be proceeding with a private-public partnership option to develop a ...
NEWS: Abottsford-Mission referendum on P3 water project, Nov. 19

NEWS: Abottsford-Mission referendum on P3 water project, Nov. 19

The Abbotsford-Mission Times reports, "Abbotsford and Mission are set to open the floodgates of public opinion around a proposed P3 ...
NEWS: Charlottetown chapter opposed to P3 housing project

NEWS: Charlottetown chapter opposed to P3 housing project

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is spearheading a campaign against a proposed public-private partnership to build housing for seniors ...