Privatization of EPCOR's power generation challenged

The Alberta Federation of Labour and the city's two largest unions will be in an Edmonton courtroom on Friday.

They'll be arguing that the privatization of EPCOR's power generation should be declared invalid according to the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour.

"Basically what were saying is that those asset's have been owned by the citizens of Edmonton for the last 118 years," says Gill McGowan. "And that under all the legislation governing the way that city council does its business, they had no right under that legislation to make a decision of this magnitude without going back to the people who own the assets, and that's the citizens of Edmonton."

McGowan says they're asking the court to reverse the sale and put the question of privatization back into the hands of citizens.

iNews880, Thurs Sept 10 2009

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