Feds force municipalities to waste money / privatize services #cdnpoli #p3

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Forcing any and all large projects to be Public-Private Partnerships is enforcing privatization and wasting of public money. The federal Conservative government (elected by a minority of people) should not be forcing local governments to work against the interests and the democratic decisions of their constituents.

From the Globe and Mail:

“They also learned that any project worth more than $100-million must be approved by a Crown corporation called P3 Canada, which will make binding decisions on whether the infrastructure must be a public-private partnership.”

The new rules will also hamstring municipalities in the way they use government transfers to pay for infrastructure and services.

Yet another win for the Tories against Canadian democracy.