The Council of Canadians - Winnipeg Chapter


Veolia Deal Disheartening

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on May 25, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Thanks to everyone that came out for the rallies, signed the petitons and wrote letters! Thanks for packing the gallery at City Hall during the May 19th Council Meeting!

After mobilizing for so many months against this P3 arrangement, it was quite disheartening, though not altogether unexpected, that Winnipeg City Council voted 9-4 in favour of a 30 year contract with the disreputable company Veolia.

Those that blindly voted in favour of the deal with Veolia were:

Sam Kats, Mayor of Winnipeg

Justin Swandel, St. Norbert Ward

Gord Steeves, St. Vital Ward

Mike O'Shaughnessy, Old Kildonan Ward

Mike Pagtakhan, Point Douglas Ward

Russ Wyatt, Transcona Ward

Grant Nordman, St. Charles Ward

Jeff Browaty, North Kildonan Ward

Scott Fielding, St. James - Brooklands Ward

All is not lost however. The Province still has some say in this. Please continue to contact your Provincial representative and let them know that a secret deal with a disreputable corporation like Veolia is no deal at all!

There is no doubt that this critical vote will have consequences in October's Civic elections.

Categories: Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades, What's the deal with VEOLIA?, Voter Information

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