Privatization

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. Sign on to stop it!

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

October 12, 2018

PSAC is extremely concerned by the position taken by  Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADMs) at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) towards PSAC members

October 2, 2018

The PSAC is today launching a campaign to stop the contracting out of five heating and cooling plant operations in the National Capital Region.

September 20, 2018

Plans to contract out cleaning services to private companies at Canadian Forces Bases (CFB) in Greenwood and Kingston have been shelved and the Department of National Defense (DND) has committed to creating a new process for future reviews.

August 20, 2018

A year has passed. Another hard winter is approaching quickly. The rail line is still not fixed. The community is still without necessary goods and services. Enough is enough. It is time to use federal government resources to fix that rail line immediately.

May 24, 2018

The ongoing crisis in Churchill, Manitoba is a painful reminder that the privatization of public infrastructure and services is never in the best interests of Canadians

May 22, 2018

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is warning against the recent proposal by Montreal Airport Authority CEO Philippe Rainville, to partially privatize the city’s airport.

April 27, 2018

The Public Service Alliance of Canada, and its component, the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) are cautiously celebrating the successful outcome of our campaign to protect airports from privatization.

December 14, 2017

In a recent report to Parliament, the House of Commons Finance Committee has told the federal government not to privatize Canada’s airports.

November 21, 2017

The government continues to pay private consultants to look into the possibility of airport sales and the amount of revenue they could generate.

November 20, 2017

Municipalities are starting to add their voices to the growing opposition to the idea of selling Canada’s airports

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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