CH2M Hill Profile - Profil de CH2M Hill

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Corporate profile: U.S.-based CH2M Hill a potential water P3 bidder

A new profile of American engineering and construction corporation CH2M Hill highlights a potential bidder in Canadian water and wastewater privatization deals.

The profile is one of several published jointly by CUPE and the Polaris Institute. The Public risks, private profits series shines a spotlight on water and wastewater services corporations who may bid on Canadian P3s.

The profiles provide overviews of corporate structures and governance, lobby activity, past and present P3 contracts, and background on legal troubles or controversies.

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Profil de TransCanada



Aujourd'hui, l'Institut Polaris publie un rapport détaillé intitulé "Rompre avec l'économie des énergies sales: Un profil corporatif de la compagnie canadienne de pipelines TransCanada".

TransCanada est la compagnie qui fait la promotion des projets d'oléoducs comme Énergie Est et Keystone XL ainsi que plusieurs autres projets de gazoducs.

Nous espérons partager cette ressource avec le plus de militants et communautés le long des routes des pipelines de TransCanada que possible. Le profil se veut un avertissement pour les communauté le long des trajets de ces pipelines ainsi qu'un outil pour mieux comprendre et démanteler les tactiques et activités de TransCanada.

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TransCanada Profile



Today the Polaris Institute has release an in-depth report titled “ Unplugging the Dirty Energy Economy: A Corporate Profile of the Canadian Pipeline Company TransCanada.

TransCanada is the company behind the Energy East and Keystone XL oil pipeline projects as well as many other natural gas pipeline projects.

It is our hope to share this resource with as many relevant activists and communities along the route of TransCanada pipelines as possible. It is meant both as a warning for communities as well as a tool to better understand and unravel TransCanada’s activities and tactics.

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County Water Profiles

County Water Profiles

This report consists of short political, geographic and industrial profiles of six counties in Eastern & Central Ontario:  United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Lanark,  Hastings,  Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward, and Frontenac.

The Introduction also includes an overview of some of the main pieces of legislation that affect water in Ontario as well as a regional overview of some of the First Nation communities present in and around the target region.

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Water Justice Curriculum Resources

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With the help and consultation of teachers, teachers unions, educators, board employees and community groups, Polaris developed curriculum resources that were separated in 3 main parts: Science (gr.9), Geography (gr.9) and Civics (gr.10). These curriculum resources set out to provide sample activities and tools that can be used by high school teachers to better integrate water issues into their classrooms. 

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SNC-Lavalin Profile


(Updated January 2015) This short corporate profile of SNC-Lavalin highlights elements of its corporate structure, some of its controversies and contracts it has obtained in Canada.

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Ruling for the Latin American hearing of the PPT on Canadian Mining

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On December 10th, 2014, International Day of Human Rights, the jury of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal released its ruling for the hearing on Canadian mining in Latin America.

Following two days of testimony in Montreal this past May, the PPT jury determined that five Canadian mining companies and the Government of Canada were responsible for multiple cases of human rights violations. These include labour rights violations, denial of indigenous self-determination rights, environmental destruction, targeted assassinations and criminalization of dissent, among others.

Full press release below.

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Black & Veatch Profile


A new profile of global infrastructure corporation Black & Veatch highlights a potential bidder in Canadian water and wastewater privatization deals.

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Bilfinger Berger Profile


New research on P3 firm Bilfinger Berger exposes how the corporation uses a tax haven to avoid paying taxes on its operations.

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Veolia Profile


New research exposes the risks of privatizing Canada’s water and wastewater systems by entering into public-private partnerships with one of the world’s biggest corporations.

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