Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

October 07, 2010 14:26 ET

CUPE Nova Scotia Looking Forward to Receiving More Details on Proposed Convention Centre for HRM

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Danny Cavanagh, says his union is looking forward to receiving more details on the proposed convention centre for Halifax Regional Municipality.

Cavanagh says, "Now that the initial figures are out, we will be requesting much more detailed information from Minister Estabrooks about this proposal, in particular details about how it will be financed.

"We have been quite clear from the outset that the P3 model (Public Private Partnership) of financing would not be the way to go for taxpayers. Now that the minister is saying it won't be a P3, we are looking forward to finding out how the financing has changed," says Cavanagh.

Says Cavanagh, "We also encourage the provincial government to continue to be as open and transparent as possible on this project as they move toward making a final decision.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Nova Scotia
    Danny Cavanagh
    902-957-0822 (Cell)
    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Representative