In yesterday's mayoral debate all of the candidates affirmed their support for either the "status quo" or the further privatization of garbage collection in Toronto.
This is wrong. Garbage collection is a public service that should be in public hands and that should be operated solely for the public and environmental good, not for profit.
A fundamental part of the right wing austerity agenda is to make public services private. Eventually they would like to see all government privatised and run for the profit of corporations and Bay St. instead of for the needs of the community. They want to drive down wages and make the people pay for what should be free services.
If elected to council I will fight not only against the further privatization of any public services, including garbage collection, but also to put back into public hands all services that have been privatized.
Public services must be in public hands and operated in the public interest, not for corporate profit and greed.