Keep sewage treatment public…

For taxpayers

Privatization costs more. Public-private partnerships or P3s cost more than public operation. Private corporations take on P3 projects to make money. Private financing costs more and the ‘mark up’ adds significantly to the cost of P3 projects.

For public accountability and transparency

Our local governments are elected by us and responsible to us. When control is handed to private corporations or arms-length agencies like Translink in the Lower Mainland or Seaterra in Greater Victoria, we lose local accountability and transparency. Contracts are kept secret, meetings are closed, and decisions made behind closed doors.

We also lose our say when local governments lock into decades-long contracts. These contracts limit flexibility for using new, emerging technologies or responding to new information.

For the environment

Protecting the environment and public control are linked. The public interest, not private corporate interests, should drive decisions. Local governments’ main focus is on public health and safety, not making a profit. And when things go wrong, private corporations can walk away, while government and taxpayers are left to clean up the environmental damage.

For the local economy and jobs

When contracts go to big corporations, we lose local investment, tax resources and jobs. Publicly-delivered services allow local governments to be able to offer the next generations challenging jobs that pay decently and allow the students of today to stay in our communities and have successful careers.

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
James Brenay, CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Chair
Tyler Lynk, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Steward
CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Shane Reimer, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Coordinator
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Graziella Martin, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Brett Wicker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Steward
Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Tom Judge GVHS Steward
WSPRS Steward
Michael McKinley VIHA Steward
Job Action Email
Sceni Powers, CRD Financial Services, Major Projects Trustee
Carli Hliva, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill Trustee
Frieda Shabrang, CRD Vice President
Tom Benjamin, CUPE Local 1978 President
Karley Field, CRD Finance, Payroll
Swati Scott VIHA Coordinator
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Ryan Swan, Tony Smerychynski, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Tony Smerychynski, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Brendon Parker, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Jayden Grieve Chair GVHS
Lindsay Fumalle VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPRS Chair
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Treasurer
Coral Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services Secretary
Debbie Schoening, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks Trustee