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The private sector does a lot of things well. What it doesn’t do well is finance and deliver public services.

There are consequences when we hand management of water and sewage systems, roads and bridges, and hospital services and recreation facilities over to private, for-profit companies.

We lose control over those resources, we sacrifice transparency and often wind up paying much more. 

If you're concerned about contracting out in your workplace, we can help you understand how privatization works and how to fight it.

You can also contact the Anti-Privatization Coordinator to help Keep it Public!

Here are some resources that can help you in your fight against privatization.

October 8, 2015

White Rock funnels water in-house

WHITE ROCK - The City of White Rock now owns its own water utility and will be holding a community forum on the subject next week. The City recently voted unanimously to expropriate the system from Edmonton-based EPCOR and operate it in-house using CUPE workers. The City reported that, “While (it) always viewed EPCOR as a prudent owner and operator, the City’s desire to purchase the utility assets arose out of an interest by the City Council and Administration to own its water assets and have ...

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