Transparency and the Right to Know How Our Money is Spent

Video footage from CUPE Nova Scotia’s panel discussion on P3s, “Transparency and the Right to Know,” is now available. Held at Halifax’s Seaport Market on November 13, 2018, the event featured specialists on P3s and the Right to Know including Keith Reynolds, policy analyst with the Columbia Institute; Christine Saulnier, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives … Read more…

CUPE NS calls for transparency legislation governing public-private partnerships

 

CUPE Nova Scotia released several recommendations to government this week, calling for transparency and accountability legislation to govern public-private partnerships. The recommendations are based on research and discussion coming out of a panel discussion on P3s and transparency held in Halifax on November 13, 2018.

“We need to stop the drain on our finances, and one of the first steps we can take is to legislate disclosure in reporting how our money is spent,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. “There should be no secrets when public money is spent on public infrastructure and services.” … Read more…

What provincial auditors have said about P3s – Fact Sheet

Over the years, provincial auditors across the country have questioned the financial rationale for using public-private partnerships (P3s) to build public infrastructure. Provincial auditors are independent officers of legislative assemblies who review government finances and decision-making to ensure public funds are spent in an efficient and accountable manner. A number of P3s have now been … Read more…