"I have not been convinced that (public-private partnerships) save money in the long term, I fear loss of public control, and I fret about diminished accountability," wrote CityCaucus.com contributor Eric Mang yesterday. "I voted for elected officials to serve us. I did not elect a corporation, motivated by profit and not the public good, to serve me." That's a strong opinion. But what got tongues wagging was it's source. After all, Mr. Mang was Gordon Campbell's former senior issues management coordinator - the same premier who was recently appointed the honourary chair of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Parnterships. According to his biography, Mr.Mang's political views "drifted leftward" after leaving the legislature.
January 7, 2009