Privatization

02 Mar 2016

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

01 Mar 2016

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

19 Feb 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

10 Feb 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

29 Jan 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

08 Jan 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

08 Jan 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

14 Dec 2015

“When privatization proponents promise that savings will be half the value of a contract, hold onto your wallet.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

08 Dec 2015

“At a time when the provincial government is scrambling to find money for public services, it doesn’t make sense to sell off profitable liquor stores.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

07 Dec 2015

"Like other privatization schemes, Hydro One privatization will mean we lose control over the service, even though we’re still getting the bill."— James Clancy, NUPGE National President

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