Privatization

Our high quality public services need to stay public

From the threat of airport privatization, to an expensive private Infrastructure Bank, to continued contracting out across federal government departments, our high quality public services are under threat. Join us as we work to restore and expand public services.

Updates

July 30, 2020

PSAC National President Chris Aylward delivered the following remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on July 21.

July 2, 2020

PSAC is alarmed by the government’s unexpected decision to outsource administration of the CSSG program to the WE Charity.

June 26, 2020

PSAC has been one of several unions participating in the Canadian Labour Congress’ Task Force on New Forms of Privatization.

March 10, 2020

Covering the vast geography of Canada’s three northern territories, PSAC represents more workers than any other union in the region, and more than 30% of the employed population across the north.  Members work for all three levels of government - federal, territorial and municipal - from tiny fly-in hamlets to the large cities of Iqaluit, Yellowknife and Whitehorse.

March 6, 2020

Following a Public Interest Commission (PIC) report that backs the union’s demand for crucial wage adjustments, the P

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) would be located in Toronto and create a one-stop shop for new infrastructure funding, pooling investments from large investors with a small amount of seed funding granted from the Government of Canada. This approach deliberately creates huge returns for private investors, while driving up the cost of public projects and giving up important public control. 

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The Heat Is On

Several government heating plants provide heat through miles and miles of tunnels,  that are under  our feet right now, to nearly 100 buildings in the area.

The federal government wants corporations  that  are only looking to turn a profit – including those with a reputation of corruption and mismanagement  – to take over those heating plants. This is reckless and could  threaten your safety.