Privatization

May 19, 2017
PSAC is raising significant concerns with the government’s proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB)
May 19, 2017
PSAC submission regarding Division 18 – An Act to establish the Canada Infrastructure Bank of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance May 2017 PDF version
May 1, 2017
A recent poll demonstrates that 53 per cent of Canadians are against privatizing our largest airports. After raising it in the fall, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has yet to rule out selling public airport lands and assets.  “This idea to sell our airports is part of a disturbing trend,” said Robyn Benson, President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), “Trying to make a quick buck of one of our most valuable assets means we will be paying more down the road. The Minister needs to take this off the table, now”.
November 3, 2016
On November 1st, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau released the federal government's Economic and Fiscal Update. PSAC is concerned that the government is promoting the privatization of public services. The plan opens the door to major new projects being financed and operated by the private sector and the privatization of existing federal public infrastructure.
October 3, 2016
On September 21, National President of the PSAC component Union of Postal Communications Employees Francois Paradis appeared before a House of Commons Standing Committee where he testified about our union’s concerns regarding the recently released discussion paper from the Task Force on Canada Post.
September 6, 2016
Parks Canada has officially announced that it will no longer consider privatizing the operations of three of its most iconic attractions: The hot springs in areas around present town sites Banff, Jasper and Radium.
August 22, 2016
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada component - the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) - at the Port of Churchill are facing an uncertain economic future after receiving notice that the port will not be handling any grain this season. Approximately 60 members – some of whom were not back at work yet for the season –  were effectively laid off as of Monday, August 8.
October 7, 2015
To commemorate World Day for Decent Work, PSAC is calling on its members and all Canadian workers to mobilize against corporate greed and expose the Harper Conservatives dismal support for workers’ rights.