Letter: No evidence P3s are cost effective

The following letter to the editor from CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas was published in The Telegram. CUPE’s senior economist reviewed the numbers for the Interior Heart Surgical Centre in British Columbia and estimates that the project would have cost $37.5 million more than claimed if an appropriate discount rate had been used.

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Defending our jobs, protecting your public services

Four TV ads by public service workers in Newfoundland and Labrador hit the airwaves this summer, on radio stations across the province. CUPE’s public services workers launched the ads to voice their concerns about the Ball Government’s failure to protect good jobs, as well as the impact on our economy and our public services.

CUPE believes the Ball Government should recognize the public sector as a driver of economic growth. There are steps the Province can take in the collective bargaining process – and in the next budget – that put people first, protect the public services we need, create good jobs and a stronger economy.

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