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January 13, 2015

“Provincial auditors general have already shown the flaws with P3 privatization schemes. Now one of the biggest supporters of P3s has released a report that raises serious questions about them, too." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

December 22, 2014

Saskatchewan's Provincial Auditor finds extensive use of consultants in government. SGEU urges province to curtail their use.

December 11, 2014

“This report shows why NUPGE and its components are fighting for a Five-Point-Plan to protect public services,” said Clancy. “The requirements for openness and transparency in the Plan would make the kind of numbers games that added $8 billion to Ontario’s infrastructure costs impossible.”

December 10, 2014

Climate change solutions must place the public good over private profits. 

December 9, 2014

Despite making millions each year in revenue to support the province, the Saskatchewan government wants to privatize liquor sales.

December 8, 2014

"Fighting privatization will not be easy. But as we learned during the International Conference on the New Forms of Privatization, it's a fight that we can and will win," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.

December 4, 2014

Even the seemingly small step of allowing four new private liquor stores to open — two in Regina and two in Saskatoon — will mean lost revenue of approximately $3.5-$7.5 million each year, according to the new report.

December 2, 2014

Backroom dealings will see the CWB (formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board) either sold off or liquidated without benefit to farmers and setting the stage for possible future foreign takeover.

November 27, 2014

Conference Report outlines tricks of privatization industry and tactics to fight back.

"Fighting privatization will not be easy. But as we learned during the International Conference on the New Forms of Privatization, it's a fight that we can and will win," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.

November 24, 2014

While the closure of a company planning private plasma clinics in Ontario is a victory, more needs to be done to keep them from opening up elsewhere in Canada.