Making Bail: Helping Canada’s Water Utilities Out of a Bad Spot

Elizabeth Brubaker
Water Canada
January 1, 2010

In the January/February 2010 issue of Water Canada, Elizabeth Brubaker writes: Canada’s municipal utilities are in trouble, and it seems increasingly unlikely that the provinces will bail them out. Federal aid seems equally unlikely, given the finance minister’s warnings that there will be no major new spending initiatives in the 2010 budget. But our utilities need not despair. Although public money may be scarce, private investment and pricing reforms can provide sustainable solutions to the problems they face.

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