Campaign against P3 hospitals, Sanctions on Israel, and more

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(00:17 - 11:25) The Ontario Health Coalition is campaigning against P3 hospitals in Ontario. Natalie Mehra produced a report earlier this year on 100 public-private partnerships in Australia, the UK and Canada. The report is titled "Flawed, Failed and Abandoned" and details the types of problems that are typical of P3 projects.

(11:26 - 28:39) Boycotts, divestment and sanctions were an effective tactic in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa. Many people are calling for a similar strategy to oppose Israeli policies in the Occupied Territories. Erica Lamacraft attended a church-initiated conference in Toronto last month. She talks about why churches are joining the campaign for economic sanctions and what has been achieved so far.

(28:40 - 39:02) The municipality of Victoria has been pumping untreated sewage into the Georgia Strait for years, in contravention of provincial and federal guidelines. Christianne Wilhelmson is with the Georgia Strait Alliance. They are asking politicians to declare the seabed around Victoria a contaminated site to force the Capital District to clean up its act.

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