REGARDING THE PROPOSED PLAN TO CHANGE THE CITY’S WATER AND WASTE DEPARTMENT TO AN ARMSLENGTH UTILITY AND TO SELL SERVICES TO THE CAPITAL REGION

But Coun. Jenny Gerbasi said it's a good idea for “public services to remain under the control of the public,” and argued water-related service sales to nearby municipalities are not what Winnipeg needs. “If we're going to make these deals with the capital region and start selling services, I don't know how that can do anything but encourage ex-urban development and sprawl,” Gerbasi said. Winnipeg Sun November 7, 2008