Abuse of casual workers is the key issue. The LCBO makes more than $200,000 a year per worker ($1.6 billion) yet casual workers earn less than $20,800 a year.
Value of Public Services
Private British Columbia highway contractors rewarded by Liberal government of Premier Gordon Campbell despite repeatedly failing safety inspections.
'Opening these new specialty wine stores is just a way of turning liquor sales over to private interests.' - SGEU president Bob Bymoen.
BCGEU survey finds 93% of all private store prices higher than government-run stores. None were lower.
BCGEU responds to bogus suggestion by Vancouver Province writer on NDP and beer prices.
'Why not leave the front line service positions alone and explain the million dollars spent on consultants?' - NBUPPE.
'Ministry of Transportation needs to take back control of costs and operational outcomes to determine value for money.'
'Sandwich generation' needs help coping simultaneously with children and aging parents.'
'Our public services are an unbeatable deal.... we get back much more than the amount we pay in taxes.'
Canadian Health Coalition challenges CMA president Dr. Robert Ouellet to stop misleading Canadians about private, for-profit health care.