Together, we can stop the reckless privatization of Edmonton's public services

The City of Edmonton wants to privatize services that make Edmonton great.

This is not just speculation or hyperbole. The City has recently confirmed it as part of their ‘re-imagine strategy’ circulating in our media (See here, here, and here).

You shouldn’t have to ‘reimagine’ the city you love—the city you just made a year of sacrifices for—as anything less than the city you were promised. 

It’s shocking that a City proud of its forward vision could be so shortsighted.

The upkeep of parks where children play, the maintenance of the roads we drive on, the rec centres our families visit, all of that will decrease in quality and increase in price if council moves forward on their new plans. 

Edmonton has experimented in the past with privatized services and it ended in failure. Privatized swimming pools were brought back in house due to poor service and weak safety standards.  Commercial trash collection resulted in overflowing bins and unsanitary conditions.

Every time Edmonton privatized civic services, it ended in failure. 

We all helped keep our community safe over the past year. Losing the value of what we love in our city shouldn’t be the reward. 

We are the people behind-the-scenes who deliver services that keep Edmonton vibrant and strong. From creating safe drinking water, to keeping kids safe in the water, we love our jobs and our city. We don’t want to see it sold off.

The City of Edmonton re-imagine strategy is putting our services and safety at risk. You can help.

Council listens to Edmontonians. They will listen to you. Please send a letter using our form by June 30, 2021.

Let’s keep Edmonton strong and vibrant. Let’s ensure public services stay public and stay safe. 

Let’s do it together.

Send a letter to the Mayor and your city councillor today in just a few seconds using the simple form below.