"The Agency Stores Program has expanded beyond its original limited mandate" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Have your say on what privatization scheme is the worst of 2013. Vote today for your favourite!
Fresh data helps bolster NUPGE’s upcoming anti-privatization conference. “I’ve always thought most Canadians agree with us about privatization, so this polling data doesn’t come as a surprise,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy.
Social Impact Bonds are another way for governments to borrow money without it showing up on the books as debt. IN the process social services are privatized with investor profits and the new layers of bureaucracy Social Impact Bonds require pushing up costs. Because the intermediary organizations providing services must make a profit for investors, those most in need will have nowhere to go if it is too difficult or too expensive to help them.
Since privatization first reared its ugly head, there has been a constant push to find new ways for the private sector to make money from public services. This report provides details of what new forms of privatization and what we can do to fight them.
Privatization is about corporations making a profit from public services. That doesn't change with new forms of privatization. This pamphlet looks at what behind new forms of privatization, what they look like and what we can do to fight them.
Despite the track record cost overruns in the millions of dollars, the Ontario government continues to use P3s to construct new hospitals, while hiding true costs from the publc.
NUPGE's updated report on Social Impact Bonds explains how they work and how they will harm public services and increase costs. The report also provides information on research that found that, even if Social Impact Bonds work as claimed, the costs will exceed any possible savings. Updated October 2016.
"We need more creative and forward thinking by Canada Post. Right now its decisions are hurting Canadians two-fold: cutting service and raising prices. Sounds like a recipe for privatization." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
We have encouraged innovation. We have encouraged modernization. We have encouraged Canada Post to find ways to attract more users. We have encouraged public engagement and consultation on the future of our postal service. Yet, we've seen none of that.