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October 30, 2018

What's being done in Britain will look very familiar to Ontario residents who saw how P3 privatization schemes were rebranded in that province.

October 29, 2018

"It is crystal clear in its analysis and in its rejection of a model that has been proven NOT to work."—Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of Public Services International

October 15, 2018

“Grocery corporations got caught red-handed fixing the price of bread. Construction corporations got caught red-handed overcharging us $8 billion for P3 hospitals and highways. Why should we ever trust cannabis corporations to keep our kids and communities safe?” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President / Treasurer

October 5, 2018

“Nova Scotians have already wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on other costly P3 projects — more than 30 schools, toll roads, and the Burnside jail, just to name a few. Why are we going down this road again?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

September 21, 2018

“If the new government thought Orono was going to take this lying down, they’re in for a rude awakening.” — Tracy Vyfschaft, LCBO employee and OPSEU Executive Board Member

September 18, 2018

Making sure children aren’t hungry, making sure they can see properly in school, and making sure they get help if they lose a loved one shouldn’t depend on where wealthy individuals or corporations decide to invest.

August 31, 2018

"Everybody wins when workers are paid a decent and fair wage. Everybody wins when a local like this bargains language that will prevent their jobs from being contracted out or privatized." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 27, 2018

It’s so common for politicians who privatized public services when in office to be hired by companies that profit from privatization after they retire that it rarely gets questioned.

August 21, 2018

Last month saw the second conviction related to allegations that SNC-Lavalin executives paid $22.5 million in bribes to get the contract for a P3 privatization scheme.

August 14, 2018

“The idea that municipalities can opt out is a bad joke. Those cities and towns that opt out will be wide open to gang activity - it makes no sense.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas