Privatization

Most of Canada’s airports are non-profits. But if they’re “profitized”, airports will need to make bigger and bigger profits – all for private investors. And travelers will pay the price.

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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

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

July 17, 2017

The Finance Minister has said he would like the new Canada Infrastructure Bank up and running by the end of 2017. Operational details for the project were only included in the recently-tabled Budget Implementation Act, and the government has already begun a recruitment drive for the Bank’s leadership.

June 26, 2017

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and its component, the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE), have written to Prime Minister Trudeau demanding the government revisit its decision to contract out maintenance and other related services in new multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding plans.

May 19, 2017

PSAC is raising significant concerns with the government’s proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB)

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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