Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 22, 2015 14:21 ET

CUPE Nova Scotia says new federal money means McNeil can now ditch P3 plans

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2015) - The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Danny Cavanagh, is calling on Premier McNeil to immediately abandon any plans his government may have to do more P3s - so-called public-private partnerships.

Cavanagh says, "Now that we have a new Liberal government taking the reins in Ottawa that has committed to billions of dollars in infrastructure spending, Nova Scotia has a terrific opportunity to strengthen our public services and assets.

"Premier McNeil needs to call on Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau and all of the new Liberal MPs from our province to immediately begin the flow of dollars into Nova Scotia for badly-needed infrastructure," says Cavanagh.

Cavanagh says our province no longer needs to look at things like private toll roads or even a P3 hospital - as some reports have suggested - because there is federal money available to build things in the traditional way.

"A new hospital in Halifax and twinning more highways in our province - especially the TransCanada - should be at the top of the federal and provincial Liberal governments' to do list," argues Cavanagh.

Contact Information

  • Danny Cavanagh
    CUPE Nova Scotia President
    (902) 957-0822 (Cell)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Atlantic Communications Representative
    (902) 880-8057 (Cell)