10% Shift

Let’s rebuild our economy:
Buy locally

The 10% is a campaign sponsored by CUPE New Brunswick* that represents close to 30,000 workers in New Brunswick. We understand the challenges that local governments face every day and the ten percent shift is one way for us to put forward positive solutions that benefit the entire community.


Employment Insurance: Scrap the changes

Employment Insurance: Scrap the changes

The changes show an evident lack of understanding of the reality of workers and our economy, especially the rural economy.





P3webeng_small-1Ask the right questions about P3s

In this guide, economist John Loxley takes a critical look at the case for and against using public-private partnerships (P3s) for municipal infrastructure

His analysis goes beyond the claims made by P3 promoters to examine the costs and consequences of privatizing vital community assets. Through a series of questions, Dr. Loxley outlines the problems that accompany infrastructure and service privatization, and highlights the value of keeping vital assets and services public.

With growing financial and political pressure on municipalities to use P3s, this guide is a timely resource that answers key questions about financing and delivering infrastructure projects.

With this guide, municipal councillors and civic officials will be able to ask the right questions before considering entering into a P3.