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May 17, 2018

“Why has government chosen to invest our tax dollars in a private company to provide health care services that could be offered using existing public sector employees? There are many of our members providing home care services whose skills and abilities are not being fully utilized.” — Karen Jackson, PEIUPSE President

May 15, 2018

“When they sell-off a public service, private shareholders skim some of the money off the top to make a profit. his money should be going towards things like health care and education." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

May 15, 2018

“It’s like they took $1.2 million that belongs to Grey County residents and set it on fire.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President and Treasurer 

May 9, 2018

"I think with these early season fires, our publicly owned water bombers have shown their value. It’s a no-brainer. We have to keep them public.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

May 7, 2018

"We decided that we could not stay silent in the face of a serious threat to a health care system Albertans cherish and upon which they rely. We have a responsibility to speak out." — Mike Parker, HSAA President

April 25, 2018

“This is yet another example of how privatization puts profits before people and leaves accountability in the dust." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 23, 2018

It is a measure of just how big a disaster privatization of prison food services turned out to be that the same state governor who originally proposed privatization is now proposing bring the services back under public control.

April 12, 2018

UPDATE: Doug Ford believes Liberal government claims about Hydro One Governance Agreement

April 9, 2018

“Next to government neglect, this attempt to use the Canadian Charter to kill public health care is the biggest threat to medicare in Canada. It’s time that governments wake up to the threat of private health care and take steps to protect our public health care system.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

April 9, 2018

What’s needed is for governments to provide community services with adequate funding. And a first step would be to ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay their share of taxes — instead of allowing them to profit from the misfortune of others by investing in social impact bonds.