The Council of Canadians - Winnipeg Chapter


CCPA - Fast Facts: Contract with Veolia...

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on May 15, 2010 at 1:35 PM

exept from: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Fast Facts article - Lynne Fernandez - May 14, 2010

"Fast Facts: Contract with Veolia for waste-water treatment does not pass the smell test

On May 12 EPC unanimously voted to accept a report prepared by Winnipeg Public Services. The Report recommends that the City award a contract to Veolia for the design, construction and, it appears, the shared operation of the South and North End sewage treatment plants. The Report assures readers that this is a good deal for Winnipeg. But those of us who have been following the process are not convinced.

Winnipeggers will be forgiven for not fully understanding what is at stake, or for not being able to follow the complicated, increasingly arcane recommendations and business plans leading to this week’s report. The CCPA and citizens’ groups raised enough concerns about the initial Plan A — first presented in November, 2008 — that the City came up with a Plan B. Plan B was passed by council last July, in spite of the many concerns voiced by citizens’ groups."

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Categories: Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

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