When you do business with public bodies and with public funds, you have an obligation to be transparent. These corporations obviously see it a different way and want to put their business interests ahead of the public’s right to know.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
"What the Liberals do with Bill 167 will test how serious they really are about transparency and accountability." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"The reality is that the merits of privatizations are often oversold," says Financial Post columnist Barry Critchley. "Instead of a real sale, the public, at times, can be left on the hook for any losses, financial or otherwise. In short, those who buy such assets have to be made accountable and government is the only entity that can do that."
“They say the devil is in the details, and that’s certainly been the case with the details kept secret in many of the privatization deals that Canadians have had to endure,” says James Clancy, NUPGE National President.