Privatization

May 2, 2016

High-priced lawyers hired to privatize public service played lead role in two of the province’s longest strikes at Voisey’s Bay and St. John’s Airport.

May 2, 2016

PEI government closer to sell-off of public golf courses with lease to private company.

April 28, 2016

“I think you’re a good guy, Minister, but we’re going to keep your feet to the fire until this crisis has been fixed.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 27, 2016

"I think if our government takes a long look at this proposal, they will come to the same conclusion as Nova Scotia." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

April 25, 2016

“I can’t believe that after the recent million dollar decision of the McNeil government not to privatize the motor vehicles, land and joint stock registries that [it] would even consider allowing the private sector anywhere near our health care system,” says Danny Cavanagh, NSFL President

April 19, 2016

"We have concerns that eliminating jobs in the public sector will have an impact on the vital public services that the people of this province depend on every day. You simply can’t do more, with less." Jerry Earle, NAPE President

April 18, 2016

"Public registries provide approximately $150 million in revenue every year. We are pleased that government has done the math and realized that privatization is not the best way forward.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU acting President

April 12, 2016

Reports by Auditors General in 4 provinces have suggested that the savings P3 privatization schemes provide by transferring risk to the private sector are overstated.

April 12, 2016

Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat supports BloodWatch in its call for federal and all provincial and territorial governments to prohibit paid blood and plasma donations.

April 8, 2016

Privatization has meant higher costs and tuition fees in Newfoundland and Labador, at the same time the number of students dropped.  The only winners are the private colleges that got contracts.