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October 23, 2008

I have just been to an N.B./CUPE seminar on public-private partnership this past week …

It was a nightmare listening to the destruction that comes along with these partnerships in water, hydro, highways, government buildings, schools, bridges and all public services.…

These contracts might seem a more economical way to go today, but can cost taxpayers many, many thousands of dollars in the future – is this the legacy we want to leave our children? Do we really want our public services controlled by multi-national corporations that must make profits of 15 to 20 per cent? Do we care about good-paying jobs? …

Once it is gone, it is gone.

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