Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat supports BloodWatch in its call for federal and all provincial and territorial governments to prohibit paid blood and plasma donations.
Privatization has meant higher costs and tuition fees in Newfoundland and Labador, at the same time the number of students dropped. The only winners are the private colleges that got contracts.
“Individuals and companies profiting from privatization know that donations to parties that support privatization will be rewarded in the form of more and larger privatization deals.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“When the Liberals sold off 15 per cent of Hydro One, they removed it from the Sunshine List. Schmidt’s annual salary is $4.6 million — four times what his predecessor made. That’s the price of privatization, I guess." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
When you do business with public bodies and with public funds, you have an obligation to be transparent. These corporations obviously see it a different way and want to put their business interests ahead of the public’s right to know.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“When our members delivered food services, the meals were safe and met health standards. Clearly, Compass can’t manage even that.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
The private sector’s involvement in health care is the cause of many of our system’s problems, not the solution." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Tax fairness and support for public services part of fiscal update.
"We are disappointed that the Chamber came out with this report which is neither in the interests of Ontarians nor in the interests of many of the Chamber’s members.” — Natalie Mehra, executive director of the OHC
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was not surprised that more privatization was being slipped in under cover of apparently harmless legislation. “The devil is in the details and never more so than with this Liberal government" said Thomas.