Privatization

March 9, 2016

“When Social Impact Bonds first appeared we expected that they would prove to be more expensive, but this is even worse than what we expected." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President. 


Ottawa (09 March 2016) — Based on figures from the intermediary group running the first Social Impact Bond project funded by the Canadian government, 60 per cent of the funds are being spent on overhead and investor profits.


Only 40% of government funding going to skills training


March 7, 2016

"If we were to privatize this important public asset, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for public services like health care, education, and programs for families would be lost." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 4, 2016

“Our members who work at BC Liquor Stores across the province take social responsibility very seriously — they understand the importance of keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors, and are trained to check photo identification and not over serve." — BCGEU President Stephanie Smith

March 2, 2016

"What the Liberals do with Bill 167 will test how serious they really are about transparency and accountability." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 1, 2016

True collaboration doesn't exclude perspectives and ideas from those working in the field, in fact, true collaboration welcomes these.

February 19, 2016

"We’ve witnessed the devastating impacts on workers and the community when public services are caught up in a competitive bidding process and sold off to the lowest bidder. The evidence is clear — the services suffer and costs soar.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 10, 2016

"Kathleen Wynne supported Justin Trudeau when he said he’d sell $15 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia. Now Trudeau is supporting Wynne as she sells off the jewel in Ontario’s crown. They’re both responsible. They’re both answerable." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 29, 2016

“Governments across Canada and around the world claim that P3s are innovative and more efficient, but the real-world experience has shown the opposite to be true in an alarming number of cases. It’s good to see the current government recognize that and take a step back from the process to re-evaluate." — NAPE President Jerry Earle

January 8, 2016

“Why should hard working Saskatchewan people be forced to pay this private company in the UK when the return is inedible food that’s putting inmates and staff at risk?” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

January 8, 2016

"The government needs to provide adequate funding for public services in Canada, not come up with short-term revenue schemes that end up costing more." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President