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More opposition to privatizing the Coq.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- A Kamloops labor group is the latest to speak out against the potential privatizing or leasing of...


KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A Kamloops labor group is the latest to speak out against the potential privatizing or leasing of the Coquihalla Highway.

The Kamloops Labour Council (KLC), representing more than 8,500 workers passed a motion opposing the sale or lease of the highway this week.

"It isn’t in the best interest of the community of Kamloops and the region to have the sale or lease of the Coquihalla Hwy. in any form," Larry Bancroft, president of the KLC tells local media.

The B.C. Chamber of Commerce has also passed an anti-privatization motion recently, however the B.C. Liberals are forging ahead with a study exploring the options available to the government involving a private-public partnership of the highway.


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