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University education in Canada no longer affordable for most — study - Posted: October 04, 2012
  Tax credits and debt relief programs don't help students pay the bills.

Ontario PCs propose massive health care privatization — coalition - Posted: October 01, 2012
  Conservatives attempt to claim increased accountability through undemocratic, self-selecting hospital boards.

New guide helps municipalities sort out the facts about P3s - Posted: October 01, 2012
  Critical concerns raised regarding protection of public services.

Wall Street profiteering from municipal water services - Posted: September 29, 2012
  Private equity firms use greater bargaining power to negotiate more lucrative deals at the expense of taxpayers.

"New" Conservative pension plan offers little retirement security - Posted: September 29, 2012
  PRPPs simply RRSPs "with a new coat of paint" — CD How Institute.

Predatory privatization threatens citizens, communities — report - Posted: August 16, 2012
  Citizens pay "a terrible long-term price to plug short-term budget holes."

Brand-new facilities go unused as St. Andrews Biological Station's budget is slashed by 25 percent - Posted: August 01, 2012
  Reducing fisheries monitoring and oversight in New Brunswick "just another nail in the coffin in the death of evidence."

Report reveals economic impact of 2011 postal strike was negligible - Posted: July 19, 2012
  Cost of labour disruption exaggerated by hundreds of millions.

Canadian teachers comment on their ability to do their jobs - Posted: July 19, 2012
  Teaching requirements remove focus from students.

Ontario health system not fully utilizing nurses and practitioners — report - Posted: July 19, 2012
  Expanding scope of practice of health care professionals would help patients, improve cost-effectiveness of public system.

Legal opinion warns against secret trade talks - Posted: July 19, 2012
  CETA would empower European and American corporations at the expense of provinces and territories.

Harper attacks marine science in Quebec - Posted: June 06, 2012
  Cuts to Maurice-Lamontagne Institute put species and people at risk.

Free e-books help advocates defend public services - Posted: May 30, 2012
  Two new valuable resources available.

Alberta P3 study — higher costs and risks with private model - Posted: April 25, 2012
  Taxpayers have to foot the bill for bankrupt for-profit company.

Conservatives bent on not getting the facts - Posted: April 25, 2012
  Cuts in the federal budget show a "disturbing trend."

Social problems increase public services costs - Posted: April 25, 2012
  Taxing corporations and the rich would help overcome income inequality by funding public services.

P3 model too costly for Saskatchewan long-term care project — report - Posted: April 25, 2012
  Traditional public funding would have saved taxpayers $10-20 million.

Conservative budget cuts kill 40,000 private sector jobs - Posted: April 05, 2012
  Canadians all across the board affected — CAPE.

Harper's budget a Depression-era flashback - Posted: April 05, 2012
  Austerity costs 70,000 jobs and weakens public programs — CCPA.

Union provides online voice for government scientists - Posted: February 29, 2012
  Communication restrictions compromise research and progress.

Drummond Commission proposing public service cuts without public consultation - Posted: February 02, 2012
  McGuinty shuts down legislative discussion process on publicly funded report.

Fraser Institute skews results of report on health care wait times to please donors - Posted: February 02, 2012
  Inaccurate survey methods leave room for data manipulation.

Study debunks myth of higher public sector pay - Posted: December 15, 2011
  Main difference is stronger pay equity for female public employees.

Expanding water markets is not Alberta's best bet — report - Posted: December 13, 2011
  Research finds access to water, the environment, and First Nations communities are adversely affected.

New report slams prison privatization - Posted: November 02, 2011
  Private prison industry relies on mass incarceration for profit.

Government study on high speed rail faulty - Posted: October 21, 2011
  Report with limited vision suggests taking steps backwards.

Nova Scotia spends $100,000 on a private firm to find out how to cut health care costs - Posted: October 06, 2011
  Firm already a proponent of more privatization, sits on P3 council.

Large contracts have corrupting influence on private contractors - Posted: September 29, 2011
  $90,000 a day report will say what Conservatives want to hear.

New US report shows higher cost of private contracts - Posted: September 21, 2011
  To save money, government needs to bring services in-house.

Government often pays twice as much for contracted-out instead of in-house services — study - Posted: September 15, 2011
  Republican criticisms of bloated public service proven false.

New report proves universal Pharmacare is affordable - Posted: September 14, 2011
  Universal drug plan would actually save us money.

Increasing spending on education good for government budgets — OECD - Posted: September 14, 2011
  Educated individuals less of a drain on social programs, pay more tax.

Potential cost to Canada for privatizing the CBC: $1.3 billion — report - Posted: July 07, 2011
  Public broadcaster a valuable Canadian asset.

BC Hydro could be on its way to privatization - Posted: June 08, 2011
  Author speculates it's "either that or bankruptcy".

Walkom rebuts privatization proponents' framing, reveals true meaning of report - Posted: May 27, 2011
  Focus not on Medicare in Canada, but on problems in US system.

Report exposes the ghostwriting practice in the pharmaceutical industry - Posted: May 19, 2011
  Big Pharma, academics guilty of skewing results for profit, prestige.

P3 hospitals cost taxpayers more money, offer fewer services at lower quality - Posted: April 27, 2011
  New report highlights how and why public hospitals are far superior.

Privatization blocks free access to science journals - Posted: March 28, 2011
  Public, libraries to remain in the dark unless they cough up.

BC report recommends legal aid be a public service - Posted: March 28, 2011
  Social and economic costs of failed system borne by communities.

Calgary possibly to stop adding fluoride to public water supply - Posted: January 28, 2011
  Committee votes 5-1 against fluoride despite proven dental benefits.

What you don't know about a deal you haven't heard of - Posted: January 07, 2011
  CETA challenges Canadian sovereignty, increases Canada's carbon emissions potential.

Reduce inequality to improve health of Canadians - Posted: January 06, 2011
  Health disparities play a significant role in health system costs — Health Council of Canada.

Opinions mixed on whether to influence or scrap G8/G20 summits - Posted: June 25, 2010
  Many question the very legitimacy of events – Steve Staples.

Canadians no longer see red over prospect of higher taxes - Posted: April 13, 2010
  Almost three out of five Canadian CEOs surveyed in March say higher taxes are needed to get the country back into the fiscal black.

Web site supports Rights & Democracy work, against interference by feds - Posted: March 24, 2010
  Former presidents line up to offer support for the human rights work of organization.

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.

"Worst job crisis in a generation" needs job stimulus - Posted: March 02, 2010
  Revived manufacturing sector, green jobs, spending locally seen as solutions.

Alberta budget spending shell game gets losing grade - Posted: February 23, 2010
  Increases to health care, infrastructure were financed by cuts to other areas, elimination of 800 public service jobs.

First of its kind report tracks water pollution caused by air contaminants - Posted: January 31, 2010
  Protection plans for drinking water for 11M Ontarians under development.

Sympathy, kindness keys to human survival - UC Berkeley - Posted: December 23, 2009
  Study contradicts common concept of survival of the fittest.

Time for Canada to have an adult conversation about climate change - Pembina Institute - Posted: November 10, 2009
  Country can meet target to cut greenhouse gas pollution and enjoy solid economic growth.

Government continues to withdraw resources from federally-supported science - Posted: October 11, 2009
  Medical doctors and scientists now have severely reduced access to an important research tool.

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.

Front line justice workers call for changes in how mentally ill are treated - Posted: October 04, 2009
  Increasing incarceration of people with mental issues is cruel and unusual punishment - NUPGE.

BC Health Sciences Association blasts government for cutting autism support - Posted: September 27, 2009
  Says "improvement in service" is really $3 million in cuts.

Spend early on children, says OECD - Posted: September 27, 2009
  New report compares public spending, policies for children with child-wellbeing in different countries.

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.

Alberta: threat of more education cuts galvanizes resistance - Posted: September 26, 2009
  Parents, teachers and trustees join forces.

Ontario: new "transactional" schools gaining ground - Posted: September 26, 2009
  Make education relevant and thought-provoking, not about regurgitating facts, proponents say.

Standardized testing: failing grade - Posted: September 25, 2009
  Time-consuming, high stress test has questionable merit, say Ontario teachers.

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.

Dependence on parent fundraising grows huge gap between public schools - Posted: September 17, 2009
  Trustees for Education discussion paper calls for equity in education.

French President wants to measure well-being, dump GDP - Posted: September 16, 2009
  Draws on report headed by Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

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.

Cafeteria kickbacks: unhealthy, unethical and pricey - Posted: September 08, 2009
  How food-service providers bilk millions from taxpayers.

Women's poverty takes back burner in recession - Posted: September 07, 2009
  Government policies contribute to poverty among women.

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.

Why is Environment Canada gagging its own scientists? - Posted: August 22, 2009
  New communications policy restricts how government researchers may interact with reporters.

Ride for free: The case for free public transit - Posted: August 18, 2009
  Belgium's free public transit is a how-to success story.

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.

Tell Stephen Harper: action required on listeriosis report - Posted: July 30, 2009
  Will report on last summer's outbreak gather dust or garner changes?

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.

Overwhelming majority of Canadians back public health care - Posted: July 16, 2009
  Canadians have no appetite for further privatization, pollster finds.

Canada's EI benefits well below OECD average: study - Posted: July 15, 2009
  Weakened, inadequate programs have produced a 'massive risk shift' onto families, economist says.

Tax cuts caused deficit - Posted: June 15, 2009
  Losing billions more to new cuts still won't fund services to citizens.

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.

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.

Drug advertising allowed Canada that is prohibited in US - Posted: May 28, 2009
  In US, medications with serious risks carry warnings on packaging, cannot be advertised.

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.

Video of protest, arrests at Ontario hospital raises questions - Posted: May 21, 2009
  P3 approval, centralization based on deception, resident claims.

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.

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.

Canada Post will not deregulate, thanks to fight-back campaign - Posted: May 07, 2009
  Preserving rural and small-town service remains a concern.

California government could be first to limit potent climate change gas - Posted: April 30, 2009
  State senate wants to expand its landmark global warming law.

EI needs to work better for more people - Posted: April 30, 2009
  Canada's jobs crisis deeper than the government's own statistics suggest.

Health Canada's drug safety procedures lacking, says study - Posted: April 30, 2009
  Rapid approval of drugs, no recall mechanism, puts public at risk.

More cuts to public science in Canada, with YouTube video - Posted: April 29, 2009
  NRC bids farewell to world-class research.

Workers of the World Relax: May 1 reminds us why we need a shorter workweek - Posted: April 29, 2009
  Reduced workweek combats poverty, increases employment, author says.

Senate report says Canada lags in care of seniors - Posted: April 23, 2009
  Finds "serious gaps" in health care, transportation, housing and support systems.

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

EU farming studies may shift public policy - Posted: April 22, 2009
  Farming, food, health and environment need integrated oversight, author says.

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.

How the Citizens' Assembly is reinventing the public's role in decision-making - Posted: April 09, 2009
  Expanding engagement offers the possibility of creating public innovation and consensus.

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.

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".

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.

Interprovincial trade agreements threaten communities, environment, public services - Posted: April 01, 2009
  Press conferences held in seven provinces to present evidence against them.

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.

Lobbyists could have wings clipped by court decision - Posted: March 27, 2009
  Question remains whether key rules will be enforced by ethics commissioners.

What is big business hiding in overseas tax shelters? - Posted: March 25, 2009
  Firms responsible for the world financial meltdown keep their profits in offshore banks.

OECD drafts principles on exchange of tax information - Posted: March 25, 2009
  Result of global forum on transparency and exchange of information.

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.

Canada's top scientists reeling from $148 million in cuts to ongoing research - Posted: March 16, 2009
  Brain drain feared as US government set to pump $18 billion into science.

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.

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.

Shorter, shared workweek could end unemployment: covered by EI - Posted: March 05, 2009
  Best-kept secret of Canadian employment insurance policy should be extended to all public and bailed-out private enterprises.

Immigration privatized through extension of migrant worker program - Posted: March 04, 2009
  At least half of new immigrants now are forever temporary, and the proportion keeps growing.

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.

Budget 2009: Canada's child care crisis will continue - Posted: February 18, 2009
  Addresses neither old issues, nor new needs of parents in employment upheaval.

Federal budget cuts bad for your health - Posted: February 18, 2009
  Why go for lowest corporate tax rates in the G7 when we have bills to pay?

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?

Stunning job losses mean EI must be improved - Posted: February 11, 2009
  Governments have changed the rules for EI: harder to qualify, benefits chopped.

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.

Blowing the whistle on corporate tax avoidance - Posted: February 09, 2009
  Investigative series looks at the problem in the UK.

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.

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.

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.

Growing number of economists agree: infrastructure spending urgently needed - Posted: January 21, 2009
  Wish list includes accelerated spending in new technology, alternative energy and transportation.

Social infrastructure creates three times more jobs than tax cuts - Posted: January 21, 2009
  Frontline workers tell first ministers to reinvest in public services.

How Canada can beat tough times - Posted: January 20, 2009
  Government bonds would give citizens a choice as to where they direct their support.

Regulate the markets for real - Posted: January 15, 2009
  Canada the only G7 country with no federal regulatory agency for financial markets.

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.

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.

Deregulation? No such thing. - Posted: January 12, 2009
  The only question is, who benefits from government intervention?

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.

Progressive policy leader Quebec winning the baby race - Posted: January 05, 2009
  Family and child-friendly policies help bring birth rate above national average.

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.

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.

This is Privateering - Posted: December 05, 2008
  George Lakoff proposes a new way to frame privatization and contracting out.

Canadians can't afford not to have a public drug plan - Posted: December 03, 2008
  Canadian Health Coalition releases report on public hearings.

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.

Federal government not meeting air-safety recommendations: Analysis - Posted: November 26, 2008
  On average, the board warned the government of these deficiencies 76 months ago.

Campaign 2000 releases new report cards on child and family poverty - Posted: November 23, 2008
 

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.

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.

Financial regime change? - Posted: November 10, 2008
  Say goodbye to the neoliberal paradigm that has held sway since the 1980s.

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.

McGuinty government wiping out elected hospital boards - Posted: November 05, 2008
  Ontario Health Coalition gets no answers from Ministry as to reasons.

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.

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.

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.

US Federal wildlife agencies ordered to ignore global warming - Posted: October 22, 2008
  Review of greenhouse gas pollution for impact on species or habitat forbidden.

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.

Public Service, anyone? - Posted: October 09, 2008
  After a crisis, rediscover do-gooding.

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.

Housing, homelessness, health and the 2008 federal election - Posted: September 26, 2008
  Housing insecurity at record levels.

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.

A federal election for the planet - Posted: September 25, 2008
  Obvious effects of global warming "terrifying" to research scientists visiting Northwest Passage.

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 happens when a city leases public assets to private investors? - Posted: September 09, 2008
  Owners have more latitude to raise prices.

PIPSC Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance 2008 - Posted: September 05, 2008
  Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Have conservative economics won out? - Posted: September 03, 2008
  Both Tories, Liberals have rewritten the playbook.

"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.

Independent study validates Canada's medicare program - Posted: July 02, 2008
  Finds public medicare made major impact in reducing socioeconomic differences in deaths.

New public Peterborough hospital dramatically cheaper than public-private partnerships - Posted: June 18, 2008
  Comparison of costs raises questions about P3 funding practice.

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.

Canadian aviation accident statistics and analysis - Posted: June 11, 2008
  Charter air service has higher death rate than any other BC industry.

Will Alberta health mega-board create uncertainty among providers? - Posted: May 22, 2008
  Impact on health care to be monitored in coming months.

Liberals' public-private hospital deals will cost Ontarians over $500 million - Posted: May 15, 2008
  McGuinty urged to halt P3 hospital projects.

Union report documents privatization failures as warning for Halifax - Posted: May 08, 2008
  Provides details of projects that left local taxpayers holding the bag.

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.

Public-Private Partnerships and Municipalities - Posted: April 16, 2008
  Beyond principles: a brief overview of practices.

Child care polices of Harper Conservatives are failing badly - Posted: April 15, 2008
  New study reveals the smallest increase in regulated child care spaces in years.

C. D. Howe Institute ranks Alberta schools - Posted: April 08, 2008
  Methodology provides lesson in skewing statistics.

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.

Privatization, Contracting-Out, and P3s - Posted: March 06, 2008
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