Shaw introduces two-tiered system to crush competition - Posted: July 21, 2011
Move contradicts company's supposed pro-Internet stance.
Muskoka renewable energy cooperative applies for support for community energy - Posted: July 21, 2011
Private landowner would share revenue with non-profit and municipality.
Right-wing think tank recommends the privatization of Canadian water - Posted: June 28, 2011
Blames municipalities rather than government underfunding for current state of water system.
Long-distance scorer reveals absurdity of corporate test-scoring system - Posted: January 05, 2011
Politicians and corporations benefit from privatized test-scoring, students and test-scorers suffer.
BC P3 projects built on unethical and unprincipled business practices — economist - Posted: January 05, 2011
Governments have wrongly embraced the idea that the private sector can build and operate less expensively than the public sector.
Quebec community groups create coalition to oppose privatization and support public services - Posted: January 04, 2011
Regional coalition opposes the commercialization of the common good.
Decisions today on Ottawa's Lansdowne Park - Posted: June 28, 2010
Council to decide if landmark will be privatized and intensely developed, or kept public and whole.
Drug lobbyist resigns from Alberta public health panel - Posted: May 06, 2010
Albertans have said time and again they want publicly delivered health-care - Brian Mason.
Anti-privatization protests intensify in Phillippines - Posted: May 06, 2010
Asian Development Bank (ADB) pushes privatization of water facilities across Asia.
The great American bubble machine - Goldman Sachs - Posted: May 06, 2010
Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone provides details on how Goldman Sachs, from tech stocks to high gas prices, has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression.
Calgary privatization supporter getting cold feet - Posted: April 30, 2010
Be wary, promised savings may never materialize, warns Herald columnist.
Private sector attracting more Quebec health professionals - Posted: March 30, 2010
Nurses and doctors leaving public institutions, according to Merck-funded zine
New Brunswick power deal axed - Posted: March 24, 2010
Grassroots protest congratulated on putting pressure on government to abandon plan.
Saskatchewan budget cuts 178 jobs across the board - Posted: March 24, 2010
Public service cuts will total 15 per cent over next four years despite growth in economy.
OECD report touts privatizing Canada Post, power utilities - Posted: March 24, 2010
Netherlands post office deregulated, now has decreased profits, higher postal rates.
World Water Day celebrated across Canada - Posted: March 24, 2010
Union promotes public–public partnerships.
Ontario's plans are financially stupid - Smokey Thomas - Posted: March 23, 2010
Hiring US investment bank like "a vampire squid wrapped around face of humanity" squeezing money out.
Senior federal scientists have to obtain permission to speak publicly, but rarely allowed to - Posted: March 23, 2010
Muzzling of scientists responsible for cod fishery collapse, salmon stock decline.
Candidate Smitherman would privatize garbage, TTC - Posted: March 09, 2010
Taking cue from feds and province, Toronto public services would be on the table.
Victoria looking to privatize sewage services against industry advice - Posted: March 09, 2010
P3 not the way to go says construction head
Budget 2010, too little for too many - Posted: March 04, 2010
Public service freeze, cuts to corporate taxes, cities left to fend for themselves.
SK public servants settle, ON college teachers narrowly accept contract - Posted: March 02, 2010
Agreement comes after five months without contract for SGEU members.
"Worst job crisis in a generation" needs job stimulus - Posted: March 02, 2010
Revived manufacturing sector, green jobs, spending locally seen as solutions.
PM urged to "put people first" in budget - Posted: March 02, 2010
Economic recovery needs quality public services, retirement security, adequate EI benefits.
New Brunswick being run by "shadow government", letter to the editor - Posted: March 02, 2010
PV reader underlines value of social networking for grassroots organizing against sale of NB Power.
Paris water public again, California resisting privatization - Posted: March 01, 2010
California groups to launch media campaign against water bond, Victoria poised to reject sewage privatization.
Ontario home care contracts expiring, McGuinty may lift ban on competitive bidding - Posted: March 01, 2010
Media campaign makes case for building public system, better working conditions.
Report supporting public private partnerships (P3s) "biased and superficial" - Posted: February 20, 2010
Privatizing schools in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick not proven cost effective.
Saskatchewan gov't quietly privatizing services despite election promises - Posted: February 19, 2010
IT work to be outsourced to the private sector, public park buildings sold.
Social networking supports campaign for more nurses - Posted: February 18, 2010
London nurses among groups to use Facebook to spread the word.
Campaign for protection of pensions, retirement security - Posted: February 18, 2010
Hot issues for federal budget, two unions use social networking to highlight concerns.
Prudent long-term electricity planning also needs reasonable investment - Posted: February 18, 2010
Chasing votes does little to develop requirement guidelines, reserve capacity.
Bottled Water Free Day campaign on March 11 in schools, universities, colleges - Posted: February 18, 2010
Public infrastructure such as water fountains not being maintained or installed in new buildings.
Upcoming federal budget needs tax fairness, investment in public services - Posted: February 18, 2010
Don't panic about recession, PM, finance minister told at pre-budget consultations.
New resources, research to help battle privatization in BC - Posted: February 12, 2010
Lengthy contracts signed with private corporations to operate previously public services.
Premier Williams cross-border health care, world class cardiac unit in Toronto - Posted: February 12, 2010
More Americans come here for cardiac care than Canadians going south.
Postal employees being set up to be "problem" in Canada Post challenges - Posted: February 12, 2010
Corporation wants tories to reassess pledge to maintain moritorium on rural closures.
Canada spends one-half per capita on health than US does, yet we are healthier - Posted: February 12, 2010
Government pleads poverty, yet proceeding with tax cuts to Ontario corporations.
Buy America provisions give away Canadian farm for little return - Posted: February 12, 2010
Public services previously excluded from NAFTA now on the table with new deal.
Sask health care providers have conciliatory talks canceled by province - Posted: February 02, 2010
Union looks for collective agreements, launches tv ad in support of public services.
BC public-private partnerships (P3s) questioned by Auditor General, independent review called for - Posted: February 01, 2010
"Bill of goods" being sold to Canadian taxpayers with privatization.
Quebec City outside workers, "cols-bleus", resist privatization of garbage collection - Posted: February 01, 2010
Media campaign underlines how other services can be privatized.
Most Canadians see municipal infrastructure as key to quality of life - Posted: January 25, 2010
New poll says 96 percent think funding should be maintained or increased, protected against future offloading.
Public Values reader clarifies Hamilton airport sale story - Posted: January 21, 2010
Nanaimo airport offers lesson in "jurisdiction".
Hamilton airport sale to private investors would set precedent - Posted: January 18, 2010
City motion would see "windfall" to pay for city's ageing infrastructure.
Selling Ontario assets does not address genuine economic issues - Posted: December 22, 2009
Fire sale of assets may be way for premier to look good in next election.
Ottawa museum workers win after 12-week strike - Posted: December 17, 2009
Issues settled include contracting out, temporary workers can become permanent after 24 months
Ontario could sell off of crown corporations like "selling the family silver" - Posted: December 16, 2009
Deficit is pretext for getting commercial assessment on lottery sales, hydro, liquor stores
Fraser Institute's school rankings more harm than good - Posted: December 14, 2009
Standardized exams poor way of assessing students.
Controversial safety management systems for air safety inadequate: Auditor General - Posted: December 13, 2009
Federal inspectors inundated with paperwork, don't do hands-on inspections.
Many critics of rail transit systems use inaccurate analysis: Victoria Transport Policy Institute - Posted: December 13, 2009
Biased data often used when calling rail transit options ineffective.
Moratorium on post office closures in doubt: CUPW - Posted: December 13, 2009
Concerns about current Canadian-European Union trade talks, EU members to deregulate postal services by 2012.
The business case and the human case both support public health care, says health economist - Posted: December 04, 2009
But Canada loses its health-care edge with a pharmaceutical regime you could call "Little America" - Bob Evans
Public education, combatting complacency are key to maintaining medicare - Posted: December 04, 2009
Clinics, nurse practitioners, and pharmacare combine to offer the forward - Linda Silas, CFNU
Blue Summit inspired by search for "Water Justice" - Posted: December 02, 2009
New trade deals could see further corporatization of water systems, many First Nation reserves without safe water for years.
Museum workers want protection against contracting-out - Posted: November 30, 2009
Final offer does not protect workers, who call for arbitration.
Medicare supporters should stick to values arguments - Nik Nanos - Posted: November 30, 2009
Pollster says Canadians are too complacent about universal health care.
Many American doctors openly envy Canadians for their working conditions - Posted: November 30, 2009
Private clinics in Canada undermining universality of health care.
Ottawa considering handing over control, redevelopment of Landsdowne Park to private sector - Posted: November 18, 2009
CUPE: Lansdowne Partnership Plan does not follow control and accountability guidelines
Unhappy days may be here again - Posted: November 16, 2009
"Dalton Days" floated in Ontario, but no one suggests the obvious alternative of raising corporate taxes.
Stop post office closures, call for moratorium: CUPW petition - Posted: November 16, 2009
Rural, small town post offices to be closed without community consultations or options investigated.
Misinformation used in discussion of who "should" get hurt next in recession - Posted: November 11, 2009
Government deficit estimated to be modest, easily addressed by modest tax increases than major spending cuts.
How Sault Ste. Marie avoided massive line-ups and anger at their H1N1 clinics - Posted: November 09, 2009
More effective care in Canada needed to seamlessly link primary health care to public health.
Oppostion to Winnipeg plan to privatize half of waste water collection: Water Watch petition - Posted: November 09, 2009
Contract could lead to future suits under Chapter 11 of NAFTA lessening public control.
Private clinics looking to expand into Saskatchewan, saying they can reduce waits - Posted: November 06, 2009
Progress is being made in wait times, says CUPE.
Defend access to health care based on need: Medicare Pledge from Canadian Health Coalition - Posted: November 06, 2009
On-line initiative to demonstrate support for public insurance.
Albertans distrust those running their health care - CBC poll - Posted: October 26, 2009
Professionals get higher marks than politicians and senior managers.
Museum strikes show no sign of settlement in sight - Posted: October 23, 2009
Labour dispute threatens to disrupt the annual memorial celebrations including Remembrance Day.
Ottawa federal cleaners better off twenty-five years ago than today - Posted: October 21, 2009
Union fights harassment and intimidation to organize office cleaners in Ottawa – SEIU.
Tell PM food safety still a priority - Food Safety First Campaign - Posted: October 11, 2009
Positive steps made, but other inspection programs woefully understaffed.
Montreal auditor general pulls plug on water meter privatization contract - Posted: October 05, 2009
Rates hikes of 167 percent, spiraling costs, conflict of interest cited.
New film: You, Me and the SPP - Posted: October 05, 2009
What was the real agenda behind North America's overreaching security agreement? Market accessibility.
Privatization, casualization global trends in higher education - Posted: September 27, 2009
Casualization brings poor working conditions, low wages and a decline in qualifications of academic staff.
Ontario: new "transactional" schools gaining ground - Posted: September 26, 2009
Make education relevant and thought-provoking, not about regurgitating facts, proponents say.
Dump Site 41 stopped: the public wins one for water - Posted: September 20, 2009
Victory shows water management needs rethinking at all levels of government.
Surprise! McGuinty, Charest sign interprovincial trade deal - Posted: September 17, 2009
Agreement will hamstring social, economic policy, critics charge.
The SPP is dead - Posted: September 17, 2009
Security and Prosperity Partnership tainted by secrecy, Bush legacy.
Dependence on parent fundraising grows huge gap between public schools - Posted: September 17, 2009
Trustees for Education discussion paper calls for equity in education.
Rhetoric of "Big Government" used to attack services - Posted: September 14, 2009
Double standard says funding for business is in the public interest and all other spending is "socialism".
CD Howe Institute still firing corporate spin at sinking tax ship - Posted: September 10, 2009
Corporate tax contributions so low they could barely twist an ankle if they fell any further.
Saskatchewan Crowns (corporations) on endangered species list - Posted: September 10, 2009
Grassroots group fights to save affordable, accessible services from extinction.
Public-private partnerships put corporate paws in public pockets - Posted: September 10, 2009
Bargain basement highways, meter-collecting revenues and public buildings give complex tax advantages to investors.
Labour head in Quebec suspended for questioning P3 project - Posted: September 10, 2009
Public pressure by workers, concerned citizens causes quick reversal by city council.
Cafeteria kickbacks: unhealthy, unethical and pricey - Posted: September 08, 2009
How food-service providers bilk millions from taxpayers.
Privatized public schools in USA underwhelm critics - Posted: August 27, 2009
Studies prove public schools get disproportionate share of the neediest students, yet still do as well - or better.
Tell the USA the truth about our healthcare system - Posted: August 22, 2009
Avaaz petition aims to cause a stir in US media before congressional vote.
"Buy Canadian" better option than binding trade agreements - Posted: August 16, 2009
A joint statement on public procurement and the public good.
Mainstream media misses the boat on BC river privatization - Posted: August 13, 2009
Power, tax revenues go south at a loss, local market prices triple.
New poll shows overwhelming support for public health care - Posted: August 13, 2009
CMA president's privatization agenda goes against Canadian current.
Do our federal politicians still believe in Canada? - Posted: August 13, 2009
Bold, visionary national leadership needed, not more off-loading of responsibilities.
New Rule: Not everything in America has to make a profit - Posted: July 31, 2009
US commentator asks: when did the profit motive become the new patriotism?
International company to bottle, export small town Ontario municipal water - Posted: July 31, 2009
Plans include selling tap water back to local schoolchildren.
Quebec to expand private health care - without debate - Posted: July 31, 2009
Province has gone further than Supreme Court demanded.
Tell Stephen Harper: action required on listeriosis report - Posted: July 30, 2009
Will report on last summer's outbreak gather dust or garner changes?
BC Utilities Commission pulls plug on government plans to privatize power - Posted: July 30, 2009
Regulatory body confirms province's need for additional power was grossly exaggerated.
Toronto strike: no contract, no service is basic business sense, not "public sector monopoly" - Posted: July 30, 2009
Why demand concessions from workers while those who caused crisis get billions in bailouts?
Airline deregulation puts private profit above public and industry - Posted: July 30, 2009
Concessions by employees have gone straight into pockets of private investors.
Municipal privatization: What Winnipeg can learn from elsewhere - Posted: July 28, 2009
Corporatizing utilities brings risks to public, but rewards private interests.
Yukon energy privatization attempt brings resignations, backpeddling - Posted: July 16, 2009
Premier vows no privatization, but talks continue.
Winnipeg city council sets up arm's length water and garbage utility - Posted: July 16, 2009
P3 approved despite 30 public presentations against proposed plan.
Winnipeg councillor: no water utility sales without referendum - Posted: July 16, 2009
Response to public outcry over public-private partnership.
Overwhelming majority of Canadians back public health care - Posted: July 16, 2009
Canadians have no appetite for further privatization, pollster finds.
US Businesses and economists back public health care with petition - Posted: July 16, 2009
Public health care seen as saviour of the economy.
Shh! Coming soon: Canada, US and Mexico's Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting - Posted: July 16, 2009
Demand to have a say in North America's future.
Harper's economic recovery plan: cut, and run from government responsibilities - Posted: July 16, 2009
Conservatives still fixated on cutting costs at all costs, even in jobless, growthless economy.
Public policy in UK shifts from growth to wellbeing, sustainability - Posted: July 02, 2009
Watchdog organization keeps British government on track for 'prosperity without growth'.
New fund backs local programming - Posted: July 02, 2009
"No excuse to close stations or reduce local programming," says media union.
Quebec walking away from privatization partnerships - Posted: July 02, 2009
P3 agency president has stepped down, following half his board in recent months.
Save prison farms, say Solicitor General employees, National Farmer's Union - Posted: July 02, 2009
New website aims to turn around decision shut down valuable resource.
Port Moody dumps privatized garbage collection - Posted: July 02, 2009
Contracted-out service called "embarassing" by mayor, pledges city will do the job right.
Saskatchewan public servants fight back - Posted: July 02, 2009
Member activation results in grassroots action against Wall government.
Tax cuts caused deficit - Posted: June 15, 2009
Losing billions more to new cuts still won't fund services to citizens.
Number of new food inspectors: 57 – Number assigned to meat plant inspection: 0 - Posted: June 15, 2009
Despite promises, feds still focused on checking paperwork.
Nuclear safety threatened by cost cuts - Posted: June 15, 2009
Safe operation, adequate oversight worth more than possible savings of $7 million.
Provincial, local government should remain free of NAFTA, WTO rules - Posted: June 15, 2009
Ability of local governments to govern threatened by move to expand trade deals.
Canadian health care: fact or myth? - Posted: June 14, 2009
Canadian psychologist working in US helps sort facts from fantasy.
Listeria crisis reveals conflict of interest - Posted: June 14, 2009
CFIA's mandate split between managing food safety and industry promotion.
Municipal governments organize for protection from NAFTA, WTO - Posted: June 13, 2009
Delegates to national conference demand open public consultation, protection for democratic governance.
Report: "significant downsides" to privatization - Posted: June 11, 2009
Examines risk, responsibility, accountability, effect on jobs, exit strategy of P3s.
Part-time college workers struggle to organize in Ontario - Posted: June 08, 2009
Refusing to count ballots in part-time faculty vote is one of many stalling tactics - OPSEU.
What is education for? - Posted: June 06, 2009
Students aren't customers; education is not a commodity – argues author.
Quebec Auditor General asked to investigate university P3s - Posted: June 06, 2009
Rising costs, untendered contracts raise red flags.
Alberta publicly finances four high schools, cancels P3 project - Posted: June 06, 2009
Ten elementary, middle schools will still be built with more expensive P3 model.
Take action on food inspection shortage - Posted: June 06, 2009
Campaign addresses the need for more meat inspectors.
British National Health Service would save $4.4 billion CAD if P3s bought back - Posted: June 03, 2009
Research shows public-private building contracts no bargain.
AECL's viable assets to be sold - Posted: May 31, 2009
Taxpayers will be on hook for liabilities and toxic assets.
Twice as many processed meat inspectors needed, union says. - Posted: May 28, 2009
Research presented to parliamentary committee shows too few inspectors to do the job.
Frozen food producers admit global sourcing means no safety guarantees - Posted: May 28, 2009
Cheapest ingredients worldwide come from countries no oversight or regulation.
Rural Ontario county rejects P3 wastewater bids, stays public - Posted: May 28, 2009
Councilors see through low-ball bids, high estimated operating costs.
Conservative MPs spearhead opposition to privatization of BC Crown coal terminal - Posted: May 28, 2009
Sell-off seen as a job killer, loss of investment by taxpayers.
Ontario community, labour and cancer groups fight American P3 incinerator contract - Posted: May 27, 2009
Company well-known for labour and safety violations in US.
Deregulated post-secondary education in BC gets failing grade - Posted: May 27, 2009
Government washes hands of mess, tells students to sue substandard institutions.
Research backs up public daycare for quality, cost, inclusion - Posted: May 22, 2009
Substantial body of North American research concludes:commercial status means poorer quality.
UK health researcher tells Canada: contracting-out hospital cleaning a big mistake - Posted: May 22, 2009
Health care associated infections are fourth leading cause of death in Canada.
Canadians don't trust private companies to keep food safe, poll shows - Posted: May 21, 2009
Only 13 percent believe the food industry can be relied on to police itself.
Universal health care drives the economy - Posted: May 21, 2009
Employment, spending linked to access.
Video of protest, arrests at Ontario hospital raises questions - Posted: May 21, 2009
P3 approval, centralization based on deception, resident claims.
Children's mental health facility in Ottawa on brink of bankruptcy - Posted: May 15, 2009
15 years of provincial underfunding called "slow moving train wreck".
Financial world waits for return of regulatory oversight - Posted: May 14, 2009
Former FDIC chairman says government's job is to keep greed in check.
Deregulation in Nigeria met with promise of month of mass protests - Posted: May 14, 2009
Issues of concern include a minimum wage, privatization of refineries
The global financial crisis: Lessons and responses from Africa - Posted: May 14, 2009
Global South should break free from failed neoliberal policies, says noted thinker.
Doubling of profits for Britain's Royal Mail makes hard case for planned privatization - Posted: May 14, 2009
Government is facing a rebellion from more than 150 Labour MPs over the sale.
What could go wrong? Privatized British Rail demonstrates - Posted: May 14, 2009
When every service or component is owned by a different operator, nothing is simple.
How to set up a corporate tax shell, with YouTube video - Posted: May 14, 2009
Setting up in offshore tax haven of Panama as easy as ABC, intern learns.
50 grassroots organizations reject energy sell-off in BC - Posted: May 12, 2009
Environmental, indigenous, community and labour groups unite against privatized "run-of-the-river" power projects.
Quebec minister vetoes Gatineau P3 arena deal - Posted: May 12, 2009
City councillor calls it "a victory for taxpayers."
Edmonton privatizes public power utility behind closed doors - Posted: May 12, 2009
Civic stakeholders, competitors find out about deal only after finalization.
Critical government communications security project given to private sector - Posted: May 09, 2009
Relinquishing control of public-interest project explained as money, risk and time-saving measure, despite other P3 failures.
Canada Post will not deregulate, thanks to fight-back campaign - Posted: May 07, 2009
Preserving rural and small-town service remains a concern.
Swine flu shows need for good public health systems world-wide - Posted: May 07, 2009
Beleaguered Mexican health care system ill-equipped, slow to respond to crisis.
The public interest is not for sale - Posted: May 07, 2009
Government, not private industry, provides independent, non-partisan accountability in public safety issues.
Urgent call for action to stop sale of BC's rivers - Posted: May 07, 2009
Private run-of-river power projects sidestep public, environmental accountability.
Poll shows majority of Albertans oppose health cuts - Posted: May 07, 2009
Staying the course, not delisting services, desired by 62 percent of respondents.
Cafeteria kickbacks: corporate food companies bilk millions from taxpayers - Posted: April 30, 2009
Fraudulent rebate schemes keep local providers out of school, hospital, government kitchens, critics charge.
Communities demand bottling giant Nestle stop undermining local control of water - Posted: April 30, 2009
Company currently in disputes in Canada and six US states.
Public Service Alliance files in court over workers', women's constitutional rights - Posted: April 30, 2009
Latest charter challenge claimants say Harper government hid regressive laws in budget.
BC public employees join call for moratorium on private run-of-river power - Posted: April 30, 2009
Groups want proper environmental assessments, local governance and community voices restored.
Health Canada's drug safety procedures lacking, says study - Posted: April 30, 2009
Rapid approval of drugs, no recall mechanism, puts public at risk.
Alberta government gets it wrong - Posted: April 23, 2009
Cutting infrastructure spending and focusing on P3s bucks global consensus, means less bang for the buck
UK P3 projects crash and burn - Posted: April 23, 2009
Public sector bailouts only way forward.
Government take-over brings BC P3 bridge under budget, ahead of schedule - Posted: April 23, 2009
P3 deal's collapse saves $200 million, one year's time.
Canadians get more public services than they pay for - Posted: April 22, 2009
Families in middle 50 percent receive at least half their private incomes in benefits most take for granted - CCPA.
Public-private partnerships fail to deliver - Posted: April 22, 2009
Governments should abandon the myth that the P3 model has benefits.
Profiles of public interest advocates from Alberta - Posted: April 11, 2009
Conference brought activists together to think about action in critical times.
Privatization is not the answer to health care costs: properly adjusted public funding is - Posted: April 09, 2009
With passing decades, federal cost-sharing with provinces has dwindled from 50 percent to the current 25 percent.
Proposed federal pension law changes say 'fend for yourself' - Posted: April 09, 2009
Would transfer risks and costs from investors and corporations to pensioners and workers.
Train wreck: the privatization of British Rail - Posted: April 08, 2009
Before privatization, the biggest complaint was bad sandwiches, not employee fatalities.
Plan to privatize AECL like dismantling Avro - Posted: April 08, 2009
Would jettison only most valuable portions, keep money-losers as Crown assets.
Ending privatized medicare in the USA - Posted: April 08, 2009
US government subsidies enrich insurance companies at the expense of taxpayers and beneficiaries.
Cultural myth production is an enormous industry - Posted: April 06, 2009
How corporations and television create a "Stockholm Syndrome of the soul".
Court-ordered private health insurance in Quebec finds no takers - Posted: April 03, 2009
Health minister claims medicare works so well that private options irrelevant.
US Treasury Secretary wants P3s to bail out big banks - Posted: April 03, 2009
Plan to scrub assets could leave public holding the bag, while private speculators reap the biggest rewards.
Quebec hospitals to cost $4 billion more as P3s than if publicly-owned - Posted: April 02, 2009
Not to late to cancel the process, PQ critic says.
Labour mobility spin sweetens secret deregulation and privatization agreement - Posted: April 02, 2009
New legal challenges feared if TILMA-related changes to internal trade pact go through.
Workers look to G20 leaders to pull world out of recession - Posted: April 02, 2009
We need a new set of rules for both the global economy and those who profit from it the most.
Food safety: Why end government grain inspection? - Posted: April 01, 2009
Study finds public safety, market confidence, grower's independence all at risk.
Private clinics: Medical scans or marketing scam? - Posted: April 01, 2009
"Preventative" scans often neither safe nor highly accurate.
BC government taking action on illegal medicare fees - Posted: March 25, 2009
Attempted crack down at some for-profit clinics.
Deregulation of BC sewer system setting the stage for disaster: report - Posted: March 19, 2009
Self-regulatory system open to conflict of interest, removes health officials' power to protect the public.
International Coalition denounces World Water Forum's privatization agenda - Posted: March 19, 2009
Speaker Maude Barlow defends drinking water as a public right, not corporate cash cow.
Book looks at Reagan's legacy of deregulation - Posted: March 18, 2009
Under Reagan, USA went from being the world's leading creditor to heaviest debtor.
EU still banking on financial deregulation in third world - Posted: March 18, 2009
Critics charge strategy undermines poverty reduction, creates instability.
Maryland rethinks utility deregulation: thousands face cut-off - Posted: March 18, 2009
Service interruption stayed for 117,000 pending review of doubled, tripled rates.
Court challenge to health-care privatization in Quebec - Posted: March 18, 2009
Lawsuit contends Bill 33 undermines medicare.
US privatized food safety inspections graded: Fail - Posted: March 12, 2009
Third-party audits for food safety likened to mail-order diploma mills for education.
Home care workers face increased squeeze - Posted: March 12, 2009
Health corporations were paying poverty wages even before conservative meltdown hit.
Food safety: Time to rethink control by the WTO - Posted: March 11, 2009
For over a decade, governments forced to overturn public-interest laws or face trade sanctions.
No US bank nationalisation without state control - Posted: March 11, 2009
Bankers will not hesitate to enrich themselves at the expense of the public good.
New poll: Canadians not on with selling off Crown corporations - Posted: March 11, 2009
Harper government reintroduced idea in January's budget.
BC families losing ground to widening gap - Posted: March 11, 2009
Study reveals 30-year decline in incomes for all but the richest.
CMA elects public-system champion for president - Posted: March 10, 2009
Last two presidents owned, campaigned aggressively for private clinics.
Should the USA keep feeding "zombie banks" public money after death? - Posted: March 07, 2009
Former Chief Economist of Senate Banking Committee advises: stop catering to past patterns of power.
UK accountants slam lack of financial scrutiny in P3 projects - Posted: March 07, 2009
Call for stricter reporting from private sector to determine how public money is being used, whether goals are met.
Private financing collapse leaves BC bridge as fully public project, saving taxpayers $200 million - Posted: March 05, 2009
Quebec P3 megaprojects also on shaky ground.
BC government accused of fixing rail privatization deal - Posted: March 04, 2009
Angry bidders cry foul in $1 billion scandal.
Communities suffer as corporations target water systems - Posted: March 03, 2009
New report shows service suffers, costs skyrocket under water privatization in USA.
"Hidden horrors" of federal budget threaten waterways, students, women, workers - Posted: February 27, 2009
Conservatives pursue deregulatory agenda by gutting environment assessment.
Airlines ask Canadian safety inspectors to sign confidentiality agreements - Posted: February 26, 2009
Safety Management Systems producing confusion as to who is responsible for air safety.
BC considers 30 percent cut to public services - Posted: February 26, 2009
Province already has leanest public sector in Canada.
US airline safety advocates sue DOT and FAA - Posted: February 25, 2009
Seek to force adoption of safety recommendations made as far back as mid-1990s.
Northern Ireland: Leaked memo exposes payroll privatization failure - Posted: February 25, 2009
Civil servants get emergency cash after significant underpayments by contractor; other privatization reforms flounder.
Food safety issues in US are far from resolved - Posted: February 24, 2009
Outbreaks continue despite calls for stricter consumer protection
Parliamentary probe launched into listeriosis outbreak - Posted: February 17, 2009
Opposition parties demand to know what's going on behind closed doors.
Action alert: Demand public disclosure of Ontario's planned regulatory cuts - Posted: February 17, 2009
Government's role is to protect the public good, even in bad times.
Ending the hidden agenda behind tax cuts - Posted: February 17, 2009
What happens in the real world when this reasoning is taken to its logical conclusion?
Texas " a battleground" over privatization of health and human services - Posted: February 12, 2009
Child Protective Services, Medicaid, food stamps on the block to lowest bidder.
BC poverty election issue as 200 organizations demand government action - Posted: February 11, 2009
Open letter and petition gives concrete plan for taking on highest poverty rates in country, despite years of growth.
Why are food producers still their own health inspectors? - Posted: February 10, 2009
US audit of Canadian meat plants reveals serious breaches; listeriosis investigator gagged by PM.
Ontario Auditor General: $614-million Brampton Civic P3 cost $394-million too much - Posted: February 05, 2009
There is no doubt P3s can be done better. But no one is asking whether they should be done at all.
Britain's private finance-based recovery going nowhere fast - Posted: February 05, 2009
Infrastructure projects left by the wayside as banks backpedal hard.
Winnipeg set to dismantle public governance of water treatment with no public consultation - Posted: February 04, 2009
Research firm "has already consulted with leading private water/wastewater service providers."
When private contractors go to war - Posted: February 04, 2009
Outsourcing war plays both ends: no accountability, out of control, yet under protection of US State Department.
Forensic accountant on BC P3s: higher costs, bias and secrecy - Posted: February 04, 2009
Observers question government's continued commitment to P3 procurement.
Ontario Auditor General slams P3 hospital financing - Posted: January 29, 2009
Total of $394 million more to build Brampton through private consortium; audit sought for Royal Ottawa's P3 deal.
Budget a windfall for the wealthy - Posted: January 28, 2009
In 2009-10 there is twice as much spent on a tax break for home renovations as spent on those with low incomes.
Letter from front line to Flaherty - Posted: January 28, 2009
Instead of NSA corporate tax cuts, give tax credits for real investments in Canadian economy.
Half-hearted budget won't help the hard-hit - Posted: January 28, 2009
Tax cuts, corporate handouts, minor benefits seriously underestimate the job at hand.
Edmonton sells off sewage plant - Posted: January 25, 2009
Sale could create problems under NAFTA.
Conservatives rearranging the deck chairs at Public-Private Partnership office - Posted: January 25, 2009
Feds fill top jobs at new P3 crown corporation, but don't expect speedy funding of infrastructure projects to follow.
Worldwide inventory of infrastructure spending plans - Posted: January 24, 2009
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada surveys world government reactions to crisis.
Re-tooling the financial regulatory system — and the economy - Posted: January 24, 2009
Financial crises the "hardy perennial" of unregulated financial systems.
International consortium short on cash for BC public infrastructure project - Posted: January 21, 2009
Private toll-bridge partners ask Victoria for more time — again.
Social infrastructure creates three times more jobs than tax cuts - Posted: January 21, 2009
Frontline workers tell first ministers to reinvest in public services.
Regulate the markets for real - Posted: January 15, 2009
Canada the only G7 country with no federal regulatory agency for financial markets.
Focus on bottom line leaves social fabric to unravel - Posted: January 15, 2009
Social infrastructure, not just bridges and roads, needs funding to function.
Why you should be screaming for higher taxes - Posted: January 15, 2009
US economic growth was strongest when taxes were high.
Stats Can study: public infrastructure raises economic productivity - Posted: January 15, 2009
Between 1962 and 2006, one half of private sector productivity the result of public works.
BC: Privatized hospital cleaning a failure - Posted: January 14, 2009
Health and Safety reprimands, public complaints dog multinational contractor.
Frightened private investors derailing BC transit projects - Posted: January 14, 2009
"If we're relying on private money, this is not the time to do it" — Port Moody mayor.
Canadians value public services over tax cuts: new poll - Posted: January 14, 2009
Nanos Research shows broad support for social safety net in tough times.
Economic crisis result of decades of deregulation - Posted: January 09, 2009
Left to their own devices, markets create crises - George Soros
Saskatchewan government feeling out public-private partnerships - Posted: January 07, 2009
New secretariat to evaluate proposals.
How will Harper stimulate the economy? - Posted: January 07, 2009
Possible policy scenarios include the good, the bad and the ugly.
Security and Prosperity Partnership: Not a merger made in heaven - Posted: January 07, 2009
We give up the right to decide national policies in food, energy and investment, but it makes the multinationals happy.
US needs trillion dollar recovery package - Posted: January 03, 2009
'You can't put out a forest fire with a squirt gun,' says Congressional Progressive Caucus.
On the heels of federal-provincial budget talks: a real plan to deal with the economic crisis - Posted: December 18, 2008
Cutting interest rates is not enough
How the World Bank and the IFC helped create the financial crisis - Posted: December 17, 2008
Lending shared important features with subprime loans in the US.
Bush Labor Department misled Congress in effort to privatize jobs - Posted: December 15, 2008
Government Accountability Office report finds Department used fictional numbers to support savings claims.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business, once again, publishes misleading federal-private payscale comparisons - Posted: December 15, 2008
Appropriate comparisons shows public servants paid less, not more, than private sector counterparts.
The plan: strong economy, fair society, clean environment - Posted: December 15, 2008
Reports, petition, Facebook group promote ways to change Canadian society for the better.
Financing health care: is long-term sustainability possible? - Posted: December 15, 2008
Report shows maintaining medicare is a matter of choice and political will, not government's ability to pay for it.
Ontario Auditor General slams Brampton P3 hospital - Posted: December 14, 2008
Could have been built for millions less as fully public project.
UNICEF flunks Canada on child care - Posted: December 14, 2008
Report card on Early Childhood Education and Care program ranks Canada at the bottom.
Georgia may completely privatize troubled mental-health system - Posted: December 14, 2008
Deaths of patients linked to already insufficient, poorly-trained staff.
Why we need a coalition government - Posted: December 07, 2008
Conservative government flounders in the face of a global economic crisis and the prospect of fast rising unemployment.
PEI nursing homes stay public - Posted: December 05, 2008
Government scraps privatization plan in wake of widespread backlash.
This is Privateering - Posted: December 05, 2008
George Lakoff proposes a new way to frame privatization and contracting out.
Public real estate fire sale in Saint John - Posted: December 05, 2008
Deal would see Irving Oil get prime real estate, active terminal in exchange for contaminated land.
Canadians can't afford not to have a public drug plan - Posted: December 03, 2008
Canadian Health Coalition releases report on public hearings.
Winnipeg's move to standalone utility corporation raises fears of privatization - Posted: November 28, 2008
City water and sewer services to move out of municipal control.
Health Coalitions across Canada ask Federal, Provincial Health Ministers to do their jobs - Posted: November 28, 2008
Report cites violations of the Canada Health Act and their consequences nationwide.
Economic crisis, P3s cut from the same cloth - Posted: November 27, 2008
Research shows flaws in accounting, faulty assumptions.
From British prisons to Winnipeg parking police - Posted: November 27, 2008
What the 'Peg could learn from Keystone Capers of other governments who rushed out to privatize.
NDP MP calls for freeze on federal building sales - Posted: November 27, 2008
Formal request made to Auditor General for investigation.
Government has a moral mission - George Lakoff - Posted: November 20, 2008
Obama won because he identified empathy and aspiration, protection and empowerment as defining properties of democracy.
Three years later, floatplane fatality's widow still seeks workplace accident investigation - Posted: November 13, 2008
Independent forensic aviation specialist concludes: "The Transportation Safety Board of Canada did not fulfill its obligation in this occurrence."
Obama's economic stimulus plans should include under-appreciated public water system - Posted: November 13, 2008
Would create green jobs, counteract three decades of neglect.
Provincial safety review of Sunrise Propane explosion fails to consider fundamental problem - Posted: November 12, 2008
Mayor, councilor of affected ward had both expected to see privatized regulating body abolished, safety regulation revert to government control.
Winnipeg families speak out on nursing home shortages - Posted: November 10, 2008
Manitoba study last year reported that the ratio of patients to staff was 80 to one.
Financial regime change? - Posted: November 10, 2008
Say goodbye to the neoliberal paradigm that has held sway since the 1980s.
Canada Post charged with unfair labour practices - Posted: November 07, 2008
Charges include issueing misleading statements to its employees, disregarding provisions of the Canada Labour Code
The case for public investment led growth - Posted: November 07, 2008
Investors have become so risk averse, there simply has to be a major shift from private to public investment.
Public services will face squeeze with economic crisis - Posted: November 07, 2008
Recession could could be used to justify privatization and cuts at a time when need is greatest.
McGuinty government wiping out elected hospital boards - Posted: November 05, 2008
Ontario Health Coalition gets no answers from Ministry as to reasons.
Bush administration makes final push to deregulate - Posted: November 05, 2008
Last ditch effort to weaken dozens of government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment.
Pan-European citizens' coalition seeks moratorium to protect public water from privatization - Posted: November 05, 2008
European Commission pushing privatization of water services.
Edmonton sewage plant stays public - Posted: November 05, 2008
"Bargain-basement" deal shelved after community outcry.
Federal scientists launch campaign to end self-policing in food industry - Posted: November 05, 2008
Research, regulation, power to act in the public interest need to be restored.
Calculating risk in public-private hospitals - Posted: November 05, 2008
CMAJ examines the pros and cons of public-private hospital construction.
Aggressive medical billing techniques confusing Canadians - Posted: October 30, 2008
Friends of Medicare, OHC both report increase in calls and complaints.
Private clinic in Victoria routinely charged $1200 'facility fee' for MRIs. - Posted: October 30, 2008
One of 29 found violating Canada Health Act in BC, says Canadian Health Coalition.
Quebec ombudsman denounces hospital's offsite, private surgery deal - Posted: October 30, 2008
Fears patient rights not protected.
Ontario MPP irate over illegal health charges - Posted: October 30, 2008
PC member was charged $125 to book appointment.
When governments have to govern - Posted: October 29, 2008
The players want to win the competition, not simply compete.
Ontario hospitals condemn privatization of outpatient services - Posted: October 29, 2008
Public labs cost only two-thirds that of private clinics.
Rising borrowing costs could hike cost of Alberta's P3 school projects - Posted: October 29, 2008
Economic consultant: will cost at least 50 percent more to build schools than through public sector.
Many P3 hospital deals, but little public scrutiny - Posted: October 28, 2008
In Ontario alone, 19 hospitals are being financed and constructed by private sector.
Study: Private clinics cause public waiting lists to swell - Posted: October 23, 2008
Wait times longer where private clinics poach staff from public system.
How the Harper government pushed financial deregulation here and abroad - Posted: October 22, 2008
Way cleared for US mortgage firms and easy credit, insured by Canadian taxpayers.
Seven deadly sins of deregulation — and three necessary reforms - Posted: October 22, 2008
Current crisis the result of the misguided notion that financial markets can regulate themselves.
Privatizing health care is not the answer: lessons from the United States - Posted: October 22, 2008
Why the US spends more and gets less.
Scotland bans privatized hospital services - Posted: October 22, 2008
Privatized support services connected to rise in superbugs.
Unreleased government report on water crisis in Canada made public - Posted: October 22, 2008
Warns of jurisdictional conflict with US, unsustainable industrial consumption.
Canadian income gap widens dramatically over last ten years, says OECD study - Posted: October 22, 2008
Canada's spending lower, poverty higher than in other developed countries.
Free market ideology is far from finished - Posted: October 15, 2008
Change won't happen without public pressure on politicians in this key period.
Water privatization's tale of two cities - Posted: October 15, 2008
Tourist sewage, not promised drinking water, piped into Colombian town.
What government can do in the first 30 days after the election - Posted: October 15, 2008
We have been vividly reminded that we need governments to act in the common good.
Public Service, anyone? - Posted: October 09, 2008
After a crisis, rediscover do-gooding.
Thirty-year campaign against government smashes against reality - Posted: October 09, 2008
Financial crisis and listeriosis outbreak have shaken the foundations of the neo-Conservative campaign against all things public.
What to do about the financial crisis - Posted: October 08, 2008
Tax cuts, deregulation, privatization and cuts to public spending will make the economic situation much worse.
Private clinics eroding fairness and equality of public health care - Posted: October 08, 2008
New report: 89 suspected violations of the Canada Health Act in 5 provinces.
Eighty-eight economists release open letter criticizing federal government - Posted: October 08, 2008
Call on government to show leadership in stabilizing financial markets, stimulating real investment, and maintaining employment and incomes.
Food inspectors balked at orders to rebrand Government of Canada - Posted: October 06, 2008
Many balked at May orders to replace official term with 'Conservative Government'.
Thousands rally for public health care across Ontario - Posted: October 05, 2008
Marchers in five cities protest cuts to dozens of hospitals.
Housing, homelessness, health and the 2008 federal election - Posted: September 26, 2008
Housing insecurity at record levels.
Canada still needs child care - Posted: September 26, 2008
Canadians have less access to services than those in 19 other countries.
Privatization policies responsible for current financial crisis, Bolivia tells UN - Posted: September 26, 2008
Bolivian president points to economic models that "simply privatize resources".
British report sounds alarm on private-public funding schemes - Posted: September 26, 2008
Canadian P3s modeled on failed British experiment.
Climate scientist claims Stephen Harper's government muzzled experts - Posted: September 25, 2008
Says cabinet ignored input of scientists while preparing government's response to global warming.
Aboriginal communities hold protest against poor public services - Posted: September 18, 2008
March to Treasury Board President's office will demand action against privatization and crumbling infrastructure.
Deregulation dies a sudden death in Washington, DC - Posted: September 18, 2008
Food, financial debacles bring the 'R-word' back in fashion.
US investor threatens first ever healthcare suit - Posted: September 18, 2008
Will cite provincial private clinics as unfair competition.
Troubled Australian firm chosen to build, maintain 18 Alberta schools - Posted: September 18, 2008
Company plagued by layoffs, resignations, massive debt and stock devaluation.
Conservatives to eliminate meat inspection programs in three provinces - Posted: September 18, 2008
Secret Treasury Board decision would cut inspection programs in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Tainted food sparks a safety campaign - Posted: September 16, 2008
Veterinarians, inspectors, public service union want to make restoration of safety inspections an election issue.
What postal deregulation has done for me - Posted: September 15, 2008
Misdirected mail, bad service in suburb served by private contractor.
P3s: Risky, expensive, inefficient and undemocratic - Posted: September 14, 2008
Are public-private partnerships a new revenue stream for corporate interests?
Who is this troublesome 'Fannie Mae' person, anyway? - Posted: September 11, 2008
The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA),now privatized, began life as a US government institution.
New Brunswick watchdogs keying in on P3 nursing homes deals - Posted: September 10, 2008
Ombudsman, Auditor General to launch review of contract struck between provincial government and Shannex Inc.
Telecommunications breakdown - Posted: September 10, 2008
Consumer groups say government deregulation without adequate protection for customers was a serious mistake.
What happens when a city leases public assets to private investors? - Posted: September 09, 2008
Owners have more latitude to raise prices.
Privatization of Texas State services a "slow-motion disaster" - Posted: September 09, 2008
Audit shows management problems continue five years later.
PIPSC Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance 2008 - Posted: September 05, 2008
Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
Poll: 69 percent want Canada Post to keep delivering the goods - Posted: September 04, 2008
Nearly 400 municipal councils pass resolutions against postal service deregulation.
Toronto propane explosion: who watches safety risks? - Posted: September 04, 2008
Preventable disaster shows how badly industry 'self-policing' can fail.
Walkerton Mayor calls for public inquiry into Listeriosis outbreak - Posted: September 04, 2008
Same cast of characters, same cost-cutting and deregulation created deadly E coli outbreak.
Harper ignores health risks for food - Posted: September 03, 2008
Government meat inspectors' powers reduced in March without public discussion.
Police probe Montreal university P3 deal - Posted: September 03, 2008
Criminal investigation comes on the heels of provincial auditor's report.
Critics slam changes to aircraft safety inspection system - Posted: September 03, 2008
Plans to hand over inspection and enforcement to industry moving ahead.
Paris Mayor returns municipal water services to public hands - Posted: August 14, 2008
Is the global water privatization trend ending?
Great Lakes deal lifts diversion ban for bottling companies - Posted: August 14, 2008
Legal precedent threatens 'severe harm' to Lakes, experts warn.
Globalizers lose their faith - Posted: August 14, 2008
Even former proponents full of doubt as crises ripple through system built on shaky pillars.
The free-market state as predator - Posted: August 14, 2008
Suddenly planning, standards, regulation and progressive taxes don't seem so bad.
Inside the WTO's collapsed deal - Posted: August 14, 2008
World's poor dodged disastrous policies when world trade talks failed.
Prisoners of the prison industry - Posted: August 14, 2008
American writer reflects on prisons as profit centers.
Are Feds planning to remake Warkworth Penitentiary as privatized superjail? - Posted: August 14, 2008
Local politicians want information from Minister for Public Safety Stockwell Day.
Ontario still fixing problems in first for-profit prison - Posted: August 14, 2008
Penetanguishene was Canada's first private superjail, run by American company.
Mexican oil reforms would cede sovereignty, critics charge - Posted: July 30, 2008
Swell of national sentiment in support of constitution, national ownership.
Mexican voters say 'no' to privatizing oil - Posted: July 30, 2008
Over 80 percent oppose Calderon's plan for oil industry.
NDP demands reinstatement of fired food inspection worker - Posted: July 30, 2008
Says government attempting to hide issue from public.
US big banks: Privatize the profits. Socialize the losses. - Posted: July 30, 2008
US banks have been getting into trouble regularly overseas.
Food inspection deregulation a 'disaster' - Posted: July 28, 2008
BSE-testing cut to save cash
Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulator fired for leaking government plan - Posted: July 28, 2008
Canadians' health and safety risked by handing regulation to unaccountable private sector.
Winnipeg public transit dollars handed to private water park - Posted: July 28, 2008
Fund from three levels of government to see discounted tickets in return for investment.
Coke and Pepsi fear bottled water backlash - Posted: July 16, 2008
Bottled water still more expensive than gas, carries high environmental price tag.
American health administrator says she can't protect public in profit-driven system - Posted: July 16, 2008
Missouri state hospitals closing unprofitable mental health units.
Canada's public-private-partnerships arena attracting foreign players - Posted: July 15, 2008
Large infrastructure projects leaving public, local control behind.
High stakes secret review of Canada Post - Posted: July 15, 2008
Conservative federal government could be quietly undoing this universal public service.
"Cult of outsourcing and privatizing" exposed in new Thomas Frank book - Posted: July 15, 2008
The Wrecking Crew shows how conservative ideologues sabotage the state.
Conservatives provoking strike with federal public service - Posted: June 30, 2008
PSAC fighting back with Think Public campaign
Two hundred and fifty seniors' health care workers lose jobs to privatization on Vancouver Island - Posted: June 26, 2008
Hundreds of long-term care beds to close over summer, replaced by for-profit institutions.
US Conference of Mayors pulls plug on offering bottled water - Posted: June 26, 2008
Resolution aims to redirect taxpayer dollars back to public water, other public services.
Federal government gets failing grade from Canadian Labour Congress for early childhood initiatives - Posted: June 26, 2008
Flaherty's constituency office targeted by child care protest.
PEI health care workers unite against privatized nursing homes - Posted: June 25, 2008
Activists lead forceful opposition to P3 mindset.
Saint John council rejects public-private partnership for water - Posted: June 25, 2008
Council divided, will revisit issue with report in fall.
Daycare in New Brunswick gets 10-year government funding commitment - Posted: June 25, 2008
Strategy outlines 39 initiatives aimed at services for early childhood education, parenting, child care.
Private water investment costly for customers, industry analysis reveals - Posted: June 20, 2008
Corporations have a financial incentive to oppose conservation, protection of drinking water sources.
Toronto Hydro Telecom sold to Cogeco - Posted: June 19, 2008
Union conferring with lawyers over City of Toronto's lack of public process.
Hydro Québec's decision to privatize wind power condemned - Posted: June 19, 2008
Charest government's decision wrong, public union says.
New public Peterborough hospital dramatically cheaper than public-private partnerships - Posted: June 18, 2008
Comparison of costs raises questions about P3 funding practice.
Alberta union offers $500 prize for best video about health-care privatization - Posted: June 18, 2008
Winning video to be posted on YouTube.
International water privatization schemes failing - Posted: June 18, 2008
Website chronicles high-profile private infrastructure disasters and return to public control.
Public Science, 25,000 S & T workers affected by government labs transfers report - Posted: June 18, 2008
Should government relinquish responsibility for leadership and accountability?
Poll: Canada wants public services - Posted: June 11, 2008
New national study shows majority of Canadians trust municipal government more than private corporations to deliver public services.
Air France sues Pearson, Ottawa over 2005 crash - Posted: June 11, 2008
Company charges feds, air-traffic control "cut corners" that contributed to disaster.
Former aviation inspector: Transport Canada's "main concern was to get out of enforcement business" - Posted: June 11, 2008
Tells Standing Committee of switch to SMS and self-regulation.
Canadian aviation accident statistics and analysis - Posted: June 11, 2008
Charter air service has higher death rate than any other BC industry.
Auditor General, federal pilots association condemn lack of enforcement in airline safety - Posted: June 10, 2008
Bill C-7 amendments would prevent self-reported violations from ever being made public, guarantee immunity.
Deaths of pilots, passengers merits no workplace investigation under airline safety regulatory freefall - Posted: June 10, 2008
Bill C-7 and why the public should be aware.
Pennsylvania Turnpike lease numbers too good to be true - Posted: May 29, 2008
Democratic state senator analyzes the deal in detail.
Johannesburg High Court declares privatized, prepaid water meters unlawful & unconstitutional - Posted: May 29, 2008
Orders city to provide full range of water delivery service options.
Turkey's waterways, water services for sale in sweeping privatization programme - Posted: May 29, 2008
World Water Forum to be held in Istanbul next year.
US, Canadian lobbyists weaken UN resolution protecting water as basic right - Posted: May 29, 2008
Resolution now protects right to sell water.
Alberta's electrical deregulation handed $500M bonanza to BC Hydro - Posted: May 29, 2008
Contrary to expectations, free market has neither lowered prices nor increased generation for Albertans.
Pitfalls for professionals in public-private partnerships - Posted: May 28, 2008
Becoming "partners" in business ventures with government can bring unwelcome, untenable risks.
Where is the balance in Private-Public Partnership reporting? - Posted: May 28, 2008
National Post ignores other perspectives on P3 piece.
Tanzania awarded nearly $8 million in dispute over failed water privatization - Posted: May 22, 2008
Tribunal finds water services deteriorated following World Bank-backed initiative.
Alberta health boss denies plan to privatize care - Posted: May 22, 2008
Mexican project haunts board chair Ken Hughes.
Twelve Alberta health authority boards rolled into one - Posted: May 22, 2008
Appointed, unaccountable board addresses neither wait times nor workloads.
Alberta puts private industry in charge of public health administration - Posted: May 21, 2008
New board chair is insurance industry investor.
Main Street, not Wall Street, should fix crumbling US infrastructure - Posted: May 15, 2008
Public pension funds could help pave the way.
British study: privatization of postal service threatens its future - Posted: May 15, 2008
Benefits large companies, no benefit to users.
Atomic Energy to be privatized? - Posted: May 15, 2008
Review of AECL is expected to be finished by the end of the year.
Mexico: Oil privatization halted by mass protests - Posted: May 15, 2008
"Citizen's army" operated in shifts to blockade government buildings.
Service union questions private clinics - Posted: May 15, 2008
Federal government asked to enforce the Canada Health Act.
Health professionals seek action on national HR shortages - Posted: May 15, 2008
Government must address growing shortage of health care professionals
Canada's shrinking government adds to growing inequality - Posted: May 15, 2008
Majority of tax cuts have benefited the corporate sector and the wealthy.
Provincial, federal governments ignore private clinic violations of Canada Health Act - Posted: May 14, 2008
Growing trend bleeds public health care system of needed skills and services.
Lawyers love public-private partnerships - Posted: May 14, 2008
Behind maturing, growth industry is Canada's desperate need for infrastructure renewal.
Union report documents privatization failures as warning for Halifax - Posted: May 08, 2008
Provides details of projects that left local taxpayers holding the bag.
US consumers organize to oppose privatization of water utilities - Posted: May 08, 2008
Private sector shows interest as US nears the limits of its water supplies.
The Water Front: What happens when water is for profit? - Posted: May 08, 2008
New documentary shows the stark reality of trying to make a buck off a basic necessity.
Mexicans rally to oppose oil privatization - Posted: May 08, 2008
Opponents of Mexican energy bill vow to take demonstrations nationwide.
New Zealand reverses rail, ferry privatization - Posted: May 08, 2008
Post sell-off decline of the asset "a painful lesson," Finance Minister says.
BC auditor general red flags costly privatization scheme - Posted: April 30, 2008
Involves US multinational EDS in collection of provincial revenue.
Can municipalities afford to sell electric utilities? - Posted: April 30, 2008
Revenue flow and control over core city function are lost.
P3 for Quebec City hospital going nowhere - Posted: April 30, 2008
Hospital administration asks province to drop efforts to fund facility as private-public partnership.
The Shock Doctrine in Action in New Orleans - Posted: April 29, 2008
Disaster capitalists continue to reap side benefits of disastrous flooding.
Scotland to build UK's largest new hospital without private funding - Posted: April 29, 2008
Strictly public financing for the 'health campus'.
Post-Katrina New Orleans is "SPP made real" - Posted: April 23, 2008
Recovery led by profiteers, volunteers and NGOs rather than the public sector.
Turning on Canada's tap - Posted: April 22, 2008
Why Canada needs a comprehensive policy and strategy on bulk water exports to the United States.
Multinational child care corporation in financial meltdown - Posted: April 22, 2008
Australian corporation was expanding into BC, Ontario and Alberta.
Election victory no mandate to gut health care in Alberta, says HSAA president - Posted: April 22, 2008
Messages from new Health Minister's office resemble cost-cutting of '90s.
Budget, staff cuts cause "near collapse" of US security agency - Posted: April 22, 2008
Federal Protective Service workforce has been cut 20 percent since 2004.
Time to renegotiate NAFTA, not expand it - Posted: April 22, 2008
SPP affects over 300 areas of government responsibility, without legislative transparency.
Big labour enlists guerilla theatre to battle private equity - Posted: April 21, 2008
SEIU uses humour, absurdity to shed light on buyout kings, absentee owners.
Thunder Bay workers campaign against C-39, loss of one hundred inspection, regulatory jobs - Posted: April 17, 2008
Conservative Bill puts consumers at risk, gives grain companies advantage over producers, say Grain Commission supporters.
Edmonton P3 wasn't such a hot idea - Posted: April 16, 2008
City set to backtrack on agreement with consortium.
Public-Private Partnerships and Municipalities - Posted: April 16, 2008
Beyond principles: a brief overview of practices.
City of Edmonton staff advise council to scrap P3 plans - Posted: April 16, 2008
Rec centre will proceed as traditional "construction management project" after costs, concerns tallied.
Water filtration P3s are election issue for Saint John - Posted: April 14, 2008
Mayoralty candidates open the discussion, ponder becoming for-profit regional water supplier.
IMF, international banks beg for state intervention - Posted: April 13, 2008
Unfettered financial model bounces reality checks off market fundamentalists.
Self-regulation grounds US air travelers. Are Canadians next? - Posted: April 09, 2008
Aeronautics Act (C-7), now awaiting Third Reading, could be victim of Southwest and American Airlines debacles.
Foreign investment imperils child care - Posted: April 09, 2008
Press conference cites Aussie experience, NAFTA rules.
Edmonton set to scrap P3 recreation centre - Posted: April 08, 2008
Bid-winners' numbers, secrecy just don't add up.
US health insurers' bottom line: reject odds-on claimants - Posted: April 08, 2008
Health care covers only healthy people.
Mantra of fiscal conservatism new phenomenon - Posted: April 07, 2008
Rather than reduce government programs during recession, we used to increase them.
GATS works to further hamstring regulators - Posted: April 02, 2008
Briefing Paper by CCPA Explores New Draft of Proposed WTO Domestic Regulation.
CUPE Keynote Speech: Fight of our Lives - Posted: April 01, 2008
Coalitions key to stopping privatization.
Hidden Agenda for Public Broadcasting - Posted: April 01, 2008
Gap grows between Conservative election policy and current stance.
Internet Storm - Posted: March 31, 2008
Union urges CRTC to curb internet interference by Bell, Rogers.
Privatization, Contracting-Out, and P3s - Posted: March 06, 2008
Analysis from the the Alternative Federal Budget.
P3 hospital construction costs more, delivers less than proposal - Posted: March 06, 2008
Specifics of cost overruns, service cuts and cover-up in the Brampton Hospital P3.
Shelve Castonguay, support medicare, says CUPE - Posted: March 06, 2008
Report on the Canada Health Act ignores already significant inroads into private health care.
Privatization advances quietly in 2008 Conservative federal budget - Posted: March 06, 2008
P3s, shrinking surplus and no-strings contracting hem in public role and new programs.
Privatization – Harper Conservatives quietly eye options - Posted: November 11, 2007
Nuclear sell-off and private prisons may be on horizon.
Consumers vs citizens - Posted: November 11, 2007
Blame the mess the world is in on people acting like consumers and not like citizens.
Privatizing federal buildings a "sweet deal" for new owners - Posted: November 11, 2007
25-year deal leaves taxpayers responsible for billions in undefined future rent and maintenance costs.
Manitoba Telephones, ten years later - Posted: November 11, 2007
Customers, workers, complain that privatized company puts profits before service.
Education IS a public matter - Posted: November 11, 2007
Complaints about schools reveal privatization's real agenda.
Privatization: a reality check - Posted: November 11, 2007
Canadians really do not want to privatize the public services that are most important to them.
Framing wars: The public battle over privatization - Posted: November 11, 2007
P3s are a solution looking for a problem.