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August 9, 2019

Ottawa (09 Aug. 2019) ―  A recent Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) blog post explains why P3 privatization schemes are still being approved. Using a graph from a report by the United Kingdom National Audit Office (NAO) on P3 privatization schemes, the post shows why politicians who only think in the short-term, like P3s.

June 25, 2019

“Against expert advice and any sort of fiscal common sense, Jason Kenney has cancelled the modern medical lab project that would have ensured Albertans have access to the testing that they need.” — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President

July 5, 2018

As a recently announced rapid transit project in Chicago shows, the need for disclosure can change when P3 privatization schemes are involved.

March 29, 2018

“It’s important for all Ontarians to remember these promises and hold all politicians accountable in the coming months. Together, we must demand better by supporting public services, and stopping privatization.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 18, 2017

“Even though $35 billion of public money will be given to the privatization bank, it’s likely that key information on how public funds are being spent will be kept from Canadians,” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

October 24, 2016

As the federal government considers privatizing 8 Canadian airports, NUPGE President says, “If you’re afraid to even use the word privatization, how on earth can you even pretend it's good public policy?" 

April 19, 2016

"The result of the historic gamble on the market price of a single commodity won't be fixed in one year, given the stubbornness of the downturn, and that's what this budget acknowledges." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President

February 11, 2016

“It takes time for infrastructure spending to kick in and create jobs, so let’s act now to stop penalizing unemployed workers, get them the benefits they paid into and so urgently need, and help them start contributing to their local economies again.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President

January 19, 2016

“If the government is actually serious about narrowing the wage gap, it should stop the wage cuts and start recognizing its human rights obligations under the Pay Equity Act." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 19, 2016

“If the government is actually serious about narrowing the wage gap, it should stop the wage cuts and start recognizing its human rights obligations under the Pay Equity Act." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President