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P3s and the privatization of water in Canada

(le français suit) Polaris continues to monitor the recent tendancy of federal (through PPP Canada) and provincial governments to widely promote private public partnerships, especially in the water services sector in Canada. A recent loss in Regina, where a popular referendum was lost 43% - 57% despite considerable popular pressure and dubious economic calculations, signals that research, public pressure and mobilization is more important than ever.

SNC-Lavalin Profile/Profil corporatif

(FR/EN) Highlights controversies and corporate stucture. With CUPE/SCFP.

(Le français suit)

This short corporate profile of SNC-Lavalin highlights elements of its corporate structure, some of its controversies and contracts it has obtained in Canada.

First in a series of profiles written in partnership with CUPE titled "Public Risk, Private Profit" focusing on key private water and wastewater services corporations in Canada’s P3 market. The companies being profiled are diverse, ranging from international corporations to smaller Canadian based financers and contractors. The common thread is their desire to profit from public water and wastewater systems through P3s. Stay tuned over the next few months as additional company profiles are released.

You can view or the download the publication HERE.

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Ce court profil corporatif de SNC-Lavalin détaille plusieurs éléments de sa structure corporative, certaines des controverses de la compagnie et une liste de contrats obtenus au Canada.

Ce profil constitue le premier d'une série de profils écrits en partenariat avec le SCFP intitulés "Risque public, profit privé" qui se concentre sur des corporations clés du secteur des PPP de l'eau et du traitement des eaux usées au Canada. Les compagnies ciblées sont diversifiées allant de contracteurs et compagnies de financement internationaux à de plus petites compagnies canadiennes. Le fil conducteur est le désir de profiter des systèmes publics d'eau et de traitement des eaux usées à travers les PPP. Au cours des prochains mois, plusieurs autre profils de compagnies seront publiées.

Pour lire ou télécharger le rapport cliquez ICI.

Bottled Water Free Day 2013 - Journée sans eau embouteillée 2013

(Le français suit)

March 18th is Bottled Water Free Day; thousands mark day with events across Canada

New video released today! (sous-titres disponibles en français)

Ottawa, ON - People across Canada and around the world are marking today as the fourth Bottled Water Free Day. Over 25 events are being held across the country highlighting the negative impacts of bottled water, and the need to defend public water resources and infrastructure from privatization.