Privatization of long-term care services is a lose-lose for residents and communities.
"This situation is yet another reminder that health and safety legislation is much more effective where the labour movement is powerful enough to prevent it being ignored.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Government talks about job creation as a priority, but when it has the chance to protect the jobs of New Brunswick workers, they side with business.” — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
“I can’t believe that after the recent million dollar decision of the McNeil government not to privatize the motor vehicles, land and joint stock registries that [it] would even consider allowing the private sector anywhere near our health care system,” says Danny Cavanagh, NSFL President
Reports by Auditors General in 4 provinces have suggested that the savings P3 privatization schemes provide by transferring risk to the private sector are overstated.
“Individuals and companies profiting from privatization know that donations to parties that support privatization will be rewarded in the form of more and larger privatization deals.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“Governments across Canada and around the world claim that P3s are innovative and more efficient, but the real-world experience has shown the opposite to be true in an alarming number of cases. It’s good to see the current government recognize that and take a step back from the process to re-evaluate." — NAPE President Jerry Earle
“Those costs show why the privatization industry is aggressively lobbying for more privatization and why we need to keep fighting them.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
"The health and safety of the workers is being repeatedly jeopardized because of the incompetence seen in the design and construction of the facility." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“It has become abundantly clear that this government is dead set on moving forward with a privatization agenda without any public consultation." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President