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October 24, 2016

As the federal government considers privatizing 8 Canadian airports, NUPGE President says, “If you’re afraid to even use the word privatization, how on earth can you even pretend it's good public policy?" 

June 27, 2016

“This entire situation is a glimpse into one of the major pitfalls of privatization of public services — a lack of transparency and accountability." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

May 2, 2016

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

March 7, 2016

"If we were to privatize this important public asset, hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for public services like health care, education, and programs for families would be lost." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

June 23, 2015

“This work should be done in-house,” Thomas said. “Compared to these private companies, we really can do it better and cheaper in the public sector.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 12, 2015

In every case, the group of (partly or wholly) privately owned utilities performed worse than the wholly publicly owned utilities.  There is no evidence of private ownership leading to cost savings. 

February 10, 2015

"It’s reckless for the government to not reconsider its plans for privatization and the resulting loss of revenue considering the increasing local economic pressures on the province.” — Donna Christianson, Chair of SGEU's Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority bargaining unit.

October 20, 2014

“Clark's recommendation on the LCBO, combined with the no-privatization-position of Premier Wynne and Finance Minister Sousa, should put this issue to rest for a long, long time. Let’s move on to other policy issues, like building our public services." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.