Last month saw the second conviction related to allegations that SNC-Lavalin executives paid $22.5 million in bribes to get the contract for a P3 privatization scheme.
“The study released today reinforces what our members, including pilots, nurses and other frontline staff have been telling us: privatizing this essential service will either increase costs or put Manitobans at risk." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
As a recently announced rapid transit project in Chicago shows, the need for disclosure can change when P3 privatization schemes are involved.
Response times, compliance records and financial statements don't sound like intellectual property, but it is information New Brunswickers should be able to access. This way, they can understand if the service is being run properly.
“In our view, the value-for-money analyses were of little use to decision makers because they contained many flaws favouring the P3 model.” – Office of the Auditor General of Canada
“We know the closure of STC is hurting seniors, women, the disabled and medical patients, both financially and personally, but this government is sticking to its blind ideology over compassion and common sense." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
"If the Minister and the Premier are concerned with making our highways safer, their review should be looking at where to add new rest areas, not cut.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Home care is a valued public services - keep it public!
“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
“When they sell-off a public service, private shareholders skim some of the money off the top to make a profit. This money should be going towards things like health care and education." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President