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

December 10, 2020

PSAC members remain deeply concerned by their pension plan’s ownership of Revera.

December 3, 2020

Today, retired Canadian Forces Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, affirmed his opposition to privatization of services at the Department of National Defence.

November 27, 2020

Canada-wide, PSAC members are responding to the findings of the Uncover the Cost

November 20, 2020

A new report released by PSAC-UNDE documents why contracting out of civilian work by the Department of National Defence (DND) undermines critical employment equity efforts.

November 13, 2020

A growing global body of evidence demonstrates that privatization of public services is not the cost-saving remedy that it is made out to be.

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.