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November 18, 2014

The question remains why the Liberal-appointed panel refused to recommend bringing agency stores back into the LCBO as a way to increase revenue.

November 14, 2014

Below you will find information relating to the International Conference on New Forms of Privatization sponsored by the Public Services Foundation of Canada and the National Union of Public and General Employees. The conference was held in Ottawa from October 28 to October 31. You will find links to stories about the conference, as well as the presentations made by the invited speakers. 

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November 14, 2014

Below you will find information relating to the International Conference on New Forms of Privatization sponsored by the Public Services Foundation of Canada and the National Union of Public and General Employees. The conference was held in Ottawa from October 28 to October 31. You will find links to stories about the conference, as well as the presentations made by the invited speakers. 

November 13, 2014

"The real reason we are having this discussion is because we are, around the globe, being told there are scarce government resources. But that hasn't happened by accident. This is a government-created consequence of self-imposed tax cuts." — Larry Brown, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

November 13, 2014

International policy expert Dexter Whitfield says nearly a quarter of privatizations end in disaster, adding: “If you’re told a car has a 22 per cent failure rate, you would never buy it." 

November 7, 2014

Toronto (07 Nov. 2014) — Members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) who work in information technology across the province gathered at Queen’s Park on October 27 to tell MPPs to end the privatization of government IT services.

November 6, 2014

Supporters of publicly run liquor sales raise concerns about privatization of sector: $2.5 billion is a lot of money to give away to corporate interests that have no commitment to Saskatchewan and will take their profits elsewhere. 

November 4, 2014

"Wages are always important. But it’s now more important to make sure that every one of our contracts has clauses that protect public services, our members, and the public interest.  If privatization is being contemplated, we want to ensure that any proposals provide for complete transparency, public accountability, and meaningful public consultation before any service can be privatized," says NUPGE National President James Clancy.

November 4, 2014

The secrecy associated with P3s becomes even more important when information about contract costs becomes public. In one British P3, for example, it cost $948 to install a new lock.

October 30, 2014

"I'm sure Sobeys doesn't mind having low- and middle-income Saskatchewan residents paying more for both public services and liquor to help boost its profit margin. But clearly, what the public has said in awarding the Scammie, is that we do mind. And we're fighting back." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.