WINNIPEG - The union representing some Manitoba education staff says the provincial government's decision to build nine new schools using a public-private partnership is a bad idea.
CUPE Manitoba president Gina McKay says the union has looked at evidence across Canada and believes P3 schools are less accountable and will cost more.
The province abandoned a similar P3 model five years ago but says the approach will allow it to exceed its 2019 promise to build 20 schools in 10 years.
Government services minister James Teitsma says the nine schools will be awarded under a single tender and the developer will be in charge of ongoing major maintenance, as well as construction.
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