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Ontario set to sell Thornhill hospital to private for-profit US-based conglomerate - Posted: October 04, 2012
  Sale directly opposes strategy outlined in province's Action Plan for Health Care.

City of Ottawa to store contaminated soil beneath planned Lansdowne urban park - Posted: October 04, 2012
  Mismanaged P3 project still not getting it right.

Coalition calls for reversal of Ontario Northland Railway decision - Posted: October 01, 2012
  Jobs, economy and safety in the North depend on it.

A Matter of Trust — OPSEU fights back against proposed pension changes - Posted: October 01, 2012
  Ontario fails to tax corporations effectively, looking to ordinary citizens for bailout.

Town halls across Canada discuss public transport needs - Posted: August 16, 2012
  Citizens' help requested to produce a blueprint for Via Rail's revival and expansion.

Human Right to Water and Sanitation yet to be implemented - Posted: August 16, 2012
  Canadian government in violation of international recognition.

Nova Scotians fight for federal involvement in Medicare - Posted: August 01, 2012
  Canada must help ensure efficient and equitable health care for all citizens across the country.

Conservative commitment to public services questioned during National Public Service Week - Posted: June 14, 2012
  Union says government has lost credibility.

Harper forcing privatization on municipalities through PPP Canada - Posted: June 14, 2012
  The only option until 2014 is riskier and pricier.

Budget cuts will hit health care and social services hard — ON health advocates - Posted: June 06, 2012
  Video of presentations made at province-wide town hall meetings.

Campaign against PEI service cuts aims for emotional impact - Posted: June 06, 2012
  Union appeals to values to defend public services.

Via Rail Canada shirks on developing national passenger system - Posted: May 31, 2012
  Bottom line trumps efficient service.

Conservatives not protecting postal services in CETA negotiations — union - Posted: May 30, 2012
  Canada can avoid pricey drawn-out lawsuits like those created by NAFTA.

Public Service Europe labels EU's water privatization agenda as irresponsible - Posted: May 23, 2012
  European associations and unions calling for an end to water services liberalisation.

Old Age Security fact sheet - Posted: May 09, 2012
  Evidence shows program is sustainable.

CETA could be putting public health care at risk - Posted: April 25, 2012
  Clause for protection of Canada's public services too weak.

Austerity budgets aren't healthy - Posted: April 05, 2012
  Doctors tell Harper and McGuinty to raise their taxes.

National day of action defends public services - Posted: March 19, 2012
  Public employees speak out in the face of cuts to essential jobs.

Federal budget cuts weaken environmental sustainability and economic prosperity — PSAC - Posted: February 29, 2012
  New video highlights absurdity of pitting Canadian fisheries against economy.

Agriculture Union seeks industry support for retaining food safety inspectors - Posted: January 19, 2012
  Safe food is in the best interests of companies as well as Canadians.

Jasper National Park could be privatized - Posted: January 18, 2012
  Project would establish a dangerous 'parks-for-profit' precedent — Green Party.

Coalition warns McGuinty to end Ontario health care privatization - Posted: December 16, 2011
  Appointed provincial commissioner on public service reform recommends nation-wide privatization.

Health coalition lobbies to strengthen the Health Accord - Posted: December 15, 2011
  With future of medicare on the line, hundreds converge in Ottawa.

New campaign insists public services should not be sacrificed to the economy - Posted: December 07, 2011
  PSAC offers a third choice to Canadians.

Poll shows Conservative treatment of CBC affects public's trust in Tories - Posted: December 06, 2011
  Friends of Canadian Broadcasting launches video campaign to bolster support for public broadcasting.

Regina-Qu'Appelle region fared better before transition to for-profit surgeries - Posted: December 06, 2011
  Health region now paying more to serve fewer patients.

PSAC calling for consultation on public service cuts - Posted: November 23, 2011
  Conservatives offer cash incentives to consultants for proposing budget cuts.

Stave Lake P3 water plan rejected and Abbotsford mayor ousted - Posted: November 23, 2011
  New mayor pledges to discover why feds don't fund public water infrastructure projects.

NJ park privatization places corporate interests before public good — Tittel - Posted: November 23, 2011
  Private groups want public land for corporate assets.

BC community votes down P3 water plan in referendum - Posted: November 16, 2011
  Residents see 'little value' in a 21-year deal with a private contractor.

Ontario municipalities urged to pass resolutions against the sale of alcohol in convenience stores - Posted: November 09, 2011
  MADD and others cite harmful societal effects.

Small farmers say no to 'stranglehold of seed multinationals', patents on plants - Posted: November 08, 2011
  Sustainable family farmers protest seed industry union on its 50th anniversary.

BC communities pressure feds for public funding options - Posted: November 08, 2011
  Conservatives reserve water dollars for private projects.

Wheat Board retaliates against Harper government's anti-democratic processes - Posted: November 02, 2011
  Large American food conglomerates to profit from dismantling of CWB, to the detriment of Canadian family farmers.

Over 80 EU, CDN civil society groups demand an end to CETA - Posted: November 02, 2011
  Negotiations for sole benefit of transnational corporations.

Privatizing Toronto Hydro would be short-sighted - Posted: November 02, 2011
  Mayor forgets he once voted in favour of the public interest — and a public Toronto Hydro.

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

P3s don't transfer risks to the private sector - Posted: October 24, 2011
  Bank crises drive up costs of private financing.

European and Canadian organizations join together, call for public debate on CETA - Posted: October 24, 2011
  Condemnation for lack of transparency in negotiations spreads.

Conservatives don't have to cut public services to balance the budget — union - Posted: October 24, 2011
  Alternatives should 'nurture sustainable economic development'.

CDN and US activist groups form Great Lakes partnership - Posted: October 12, 2011
  Public trust would acknowledge environmental threats facing the Lakes.

Privatization vultures attack, but Save the Post Office movement mobilizes against proposed cuts - Posted: October 06, 2011
  Democrats propose viable plan to ease the pressure, provide flexibility to maintain and expand services.

User fees for enriched classes new way privatization creeping into education system - Posted: October 06, 2011
  Public Education Week raises awareness about illicit school practices.

Friends of Lansdowne launches court appeal to stop P3 plan - Posted: September 29, 2011
  Judge interpreted the law too broadly, says citizen coalition.

Abbotsford not providing residents with info on P3 water project - Posted: September 22, 2011
  Presentation to Council, citizen questions go unanswered.

Group passes resolution against privatization of state liquor sales - Posted: September 21, 2011
  Move to encourage North Carolina to maintain its current public system.

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

BC Government forging ahead with privatization of park trail services despite available alternate options - Posted: September 07, 2011
  Friends of Strathcona fear private control of area adjacent to resort.

Campaign responds to CFIB attacks over pensions - Posted: August 09, 2011
  Union exposes spread of disinformation.

Toronto against privatization of its libraries - Posted: July 20, 2011
  Pre-emptive petition attempts to keep the TPL off Ford's radar.

CETA designed to encourage privatization of public services - Posted: July 20, 2011
  Free-trade agreement with EU a threat to local-purchasing policies, Canadian jobs.

Ontario NDP pledges to bring hydro back to a public system - Posted: July 06, 2011
  Move would eliminate bureaucratic waste, stop power price spikes.

Manitoba Hydro provides the most reliable service in North America for the lowest rates — report - Posted: July 06, 2011
  Unions campaign to keep the Crown corporation public in light of fall elections.

Tories offer "illogical" excuse for back-to-work legislation — CUPW - Posted: June 28, 2011
  Legislation attacks right to determine work conditions.

Canadians want public water services - Posted: June 28, 2011
  Governments should fund infrastructure projects and protect water from private corporate interests &8212 poll.

Council of Global Unions promotes World Public Services Day - Posted: June 28, 2011
  Charter protects services that enhance quality of life.

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.

Wisconsin mobilizes for a fairer world — Peter Rickman - Posted: June 15, 2011
  Protest organizer tells of his state's growing alliance of students and workers fighting to take back control from corporations and the rich.

Wisconsin university playing privatization trick — Peter Rickman - Posted: June 15, 2011
  Budget approval that would legislate "Badger Partnership" looms.

TransLink overlooked errors by Vancouver's Canada Line P3 operator - Posted: June 08, 2011
  Concessionaire won't be penalized for its past failings — or those until August.

Italians in Canada should vote against water privatization in referendum - Posted: June 08, 2011
  Government trying to "delay, deny, and destroy the will of citizens" by blocking referendum.

Municipalities will lose power and Canadians will lose rights, public services with CETA - Posted: June 08, 2011
  EU wants access to Canadian markets; Canadians want what's in the public interest.

CUPW debunks myths about Canada Post - Posted: June 08, 2011
  Don't believe the myths — Canada Post is affordable, productive, and profitable.

Ontario PCs plan compulsory tendering of public sector support services - Posted: June 07, 2011
  Plan would divert 10 percent of hospital budgets from front lines to administration.

Union campaigns for public services as Cons increase corporate handouts - Posted: June 07, 2011
  PSAC trains members to know their rights and engage their communities to save public services.

New book hopes to effect attitude shift towards the private car - Posted: May 26, 2011
  Improvements to public transit alone can't move cities toward sustainable transportation systems.

For-profit water companies seek UN consultative status - Posted: May 26, 2011
  Application contrary to resolutions on human right to water, say opponents.

Public-public partnerships protect water resources - Posted: May 26, 2011
  Federal water policy needed to safeguard communities' water rights.

CUPW appeals for public support as nationwide strike looms - Posted: May 19, 2011
  Union arranges to ensure delivery of cheques for pensioners.

Further competition in wireless markets — public interest advocates - Posted: May 19, 2011
  Big telecom's ability to acquire new spectrum should be capped.

New website strives to safeguard public good - Posted: April 27, 2011
  Profiles barriers to public services and underlines democratic values.

Reality check — Claiming that competition will improve healthcare quality defies all common sense - Posted: April 20, 2011
  Solutions lie in training more healthcare workers.

Investing in public infrastructure will create more jobs than corporate tax cuts - Posted: April 08, 2011
  High unemployment rates expected to remain steady as Conservatives prepare to cut infrastructure and health care spending.

CUPW and CEP sign solidarity pact - Posted: March 30, 2011
  Communications workers vow to support postal workers in their fight for public services.

Women's group calls on federal government for a national childcare service - Posted: March 10, 2011
  National childcare a common sense response to a changed society — YWCA.

Government workers, not industries, should enforce health and safety regulations — poll - Posted: March 10, 2011
  New study, series of videos released to highlight importance of regulations.

Regulations are everyone's business - Posted: March 09, 2011
  Nothing more than "irritants" for Harper, lobbyists.

Bottled water bans spread across Canada - Posted: February 24, 2011
  Canadians object to buying negative product when clean, safe water is free.

Have your say on health care - Posted: February 22, 2011
  Introducing a new online avenue for meaningful discussion.

Alarm on threatened childcare - Posted: February 09, 2011
  Families need quality, affordable, licensed programs for their kids.

Global solidarity needed to protect public services - Posted: February 07, 2011
  Public Services International launches campaign.

SK CT scans contracted out despite underused public scanners - Posted: January 28, 2011
  32-month contract signed even though public delivery more cost-effective.

Mississauga death in unlicensed childcare renews concerns about private care - Posted: January 28, 2011
  OFL pushing for safe and affordable childcare in Ontario.

Finance industry lobbying against enhanced CPP - Posted: January 27, 2011
  CLC files Access to Information request to see who is applying pressure against bigger public plan.

Invest in public hospitals, help poor — Saskatchewan polls - Posted: January 14, 2011
  57 percent oppose investing public funds in private clinics.

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.

CETA threatens public water, democracy - Posted: December 21, 2010
  CUPE and the NDP worried about lack of public consultation surrounding negotiations.

I Heart CBC - Posted: December 20, 2010
  A Friends of Canadian Broadcasting petition to save the beloved broadcaster.

Another Quebec is possible - Posted: November 17, 2010
  Civil society mobilizes for public services and egalitarian society.

Union fights to keep Saskatchewan highways in public hands - Posted: October 21, 2010
  Website enlists campaigners to protect province's vital public services from privatization.

Public should not subsidize unethical mining – C-300 - Posted: October 21, 2010
  McKay's Responsible Mining Bill could exert global influence.

Canada abstains on historic water rights resolution at UN - Posted: August 03, 2010
  UN General Assembly passes historic Human Right to Water and Sanitation resolution over Harper's objections.

Major protest against the dictator Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia at the G20 Summit – an invitation - Posted: June 24, 2010
  Canadians of Ethiopian descent and others to meet at Queen's Park on Saturday.

Action needed on Canada-Colombia trade agreement - Posted: May 21, 2010
  MP's attack on CoDevelopment Canada's Wood highlights flaws in federal policy

Bill would help end homelessness - housing and native activists - Posted: May 06, 2010
  C-304 would bring all levels of government together for joint action.

G20 offers opportunity for "Robin Hood Tax" - Posted: April 21, 2010
  "Canadians want to do our fair share. Why shouldn't banks and brokerages pay too?" say advocates.

Say NO to Privatized Sewage Treatment Facebook page - Posted: April 21, 2010
  Victoria-based site offers resources and feedback on municipal anti-privatization campaigns across Canada

New trade justice coalition leaks draft of Canada-Europe trade deal - Posted: April 21, 2010
  "More draconian than WTO or NAFTA", agreement would tie hands government while enforcing corporate rights and privatization.

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.

Women and part-time workers asked to shoulder an unfair burden, vulnerable will suffer - Posted: April 06, 2010
  An interview with Warren "Smokey" Thomas

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.

Public sector spending is essential to our economy - Posted: March 13, 2010
  Cuts to public sector have adverse effects on private sector.

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.

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.

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.

New resources, research to help battle privatization in BC - Posted: February 12, 2010
  Lengthy contracts signed with private corporations to operate previously public services.

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.

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.

Nova Scotia school, hospital workers have tentative deals, Montreal starts strike - Posted: January 25, 2010
  Montreal blue collar workers start rotating strikes, without contract since 2007.

Public services: "Something you can rely on even in tough times" - Posted: January 08, 2010
  Health care, public transit, education, community centres highlighted in ad campaign.

New television ads promote value of public services - Posted: January 07, 2010
  Value of public services underlined in business and family life.

Ontario community college teachers set to strike - Posted: December 23, 2009
  Negotiations broke down when colleges walked away from the table.

Obama missed three significant opportunities to green American economy - Klein - Posted: December 22, 2009
  Other countries were poised to follow American lead.

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.

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.

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.

Hotel among first in Toronto to subsidize transit pass for workers - Posted: November 06, 2009
  TTC urging hotels and businesses to make program part of green strategy.

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.

Political leaders lacking vision with traditional "shovel ready" spending - Posted: October 23, 2009
  Purchase of local, sustainable and nutritious groceries could create "virtuous-circle" economics to finance stimulus.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cut to Canadian Recording Arts Grant sparks furor, online petition - Posted: September 16, 2009
  Diversity in music program killed without announcement during summer recess.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

"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.

Disturbing trend towards criminalizing public dissent in Ontario - Posted: August 13, 2009
  Police compile list, lay charges against rural retirees who oppose dump site.

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.

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 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.

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.

US government looks at razing suburbs - Posted: July 02, 2009
  As fortunes decline and people leave, some centres find there are "simply too few people to pay for services".

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'.

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.

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.

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.

Ontario passes Green Energy Act - Posted: June 12, 2009
  Groundbreaking legislation heralded by coalition of leading environmental groups.

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.

Financial collapse - no better time to build a better economy - Posted: June 06, 2009
  Put money in the service of people and the planet - not the other way around, says author.

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.

Take action on food inspection shortage - Posted: June 06, 2009
  Campaign addresses the need for more meat inspectors.

Toronto City Council adopts mandatory green roof requirements - Posted: June 06, 2009
  Toronto leads North America by requiring green roofs on new buildings.

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.

Rural Ontario county rejects P3 wastewater bids, stays public - Posted: May 28, 2009
  Councilors see through low-ball bids, high estimated operating costs.

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.

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.

Toronto puts green rooftops high on public planning agenda - Posted: May 21, 2009
  Letter congratulates city for move to become first in North America to both require and govern construction of roof gardens.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rural Ontario hospital cuts will cost lives, residents charge - Posted: May 07, 2009
  Province's move to consolidate emergency health care in urban centres creates outcry.

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.

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.

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.

PIPSC issues charter challenge over budget - Posted: April 22, 2009
  Legislation that breaks contracts violates rights of employees under 2007 Supreme Court ruling.

Profiles of public interest advocates from Alberta - Posted: April 11, 2009
  Conference brought activists together to think about action in critical times.

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.

Ending privatized medicare in the USA - Posted: April 08, 2009
  US government subsidies enrich insurance companies at the expense of taxpayers and beneficiaries.

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.

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.

Save Canada's national broadcaster - Posted: March 27, 2009
  Petition to Prime Minister Stephen Harper for bridge financing.

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

CBC cuts are ideologically driven – Charlie Angus - Posted: March 27, 2009
  Consolidation, bad debts and bad mergers helped trigger media crisis.

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.

BC government taking action on illegal medicare fees - Posted: March 25, 2009
  Attempted crack down at some for-profit clinics.

40 organizations prepare to file complaint at UN against Harper government on women's rights - Posted: March 25, 2009
  Groups say hurdles in pay equity and EI undermine Canadian women's equality.

3,000 Ontario Red Cross home care workers begin strike - Posted: March 25, 2009
  Home health service professionals left living below poverty line after months of bargaining.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nova Scotia report: Buoyant creative class helps keep economy afloat - Posted: February 25, 2009
  Canada's cultural sector accounted for 1.1 million jobs in 2007.

Raleigh rallies behind public art - Posted: February 25, 2009
  Another city in North Carolina approves stable funding formula for art in buildings, parks and public spaces.

Food safety issues in US are far from resolved - Posted: February 24, 2009
  Outbreaks continue despite calls for stricter consumer protection

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?

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?

Peanut-plant salmonella brings calls for US food safety reform - Posted: February 12, 2009
  Outbreak has sickened more than 600 and may have contributed to nine deaths.

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."

Forensic accountant on BC P3s: higher costs, bias and secrecy - Posted: February 04, 2009
  Observers question government's continued commitment to P3 procurement.

Public service union going to court for part-timers, students, casual labour - Posted: February 04, 2009
  Some workers not more equal than others, says PSAC.

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.

Re-tooling the financial regulatory system — and the economy - Posted: January 24, 2009
  Financial crises the "hardy perennial" of unregulated financial systems.

Green-collar economy taking root in Chicago - Posted: January 22, 2009
  Efforts aim to marry environment, enterprise, social need.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

No deal as deadline passes for Ontario elementary teachers - Posted: December 07, 2008
  Main issue funding gap for students, not wages.

Subsistence wages, job security at heart of York University strike - Posted: December 06, 2008
  With accumulated surplus, hiding behind the current economic recession is deceptive, spokesperson says.

PEI nursing homes stay public - Posted: December 05, 2008
  Government scraps privatization plan in wake of widespread backlash.

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.

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.

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.

Ad campaign takes on violence against hospital workers - Posted: November 12, 2008
  Twenty-three reported assaults in September alone at targeted hospital.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Study: Private clinics cause public waiting lists to swell - Posted: October 23, 2008
  Wait times longer where private clinics poach staff from public system.

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.

Free market ideology is far from finished - Posted: October 15, 2008
  Change won't happen without public pressure on politicians in this key period.

Most prefer child care to cheques: poll - Posted: October 15, 2008
  Poll reveals Canadians prefer a national child care system to Harper government's $100 monthly cheque by a ration of 2 to 1.

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.

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.

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.

Canadian Medical Association wants full inquiry into Canada's tainted meat scandal - Posted: September 25, 2008
  Death toll already double that of Walkerton E. coli outbreak.

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

We need stronger regulations for the global financial system - Posted: September 24, 2008
  Petition calls for fundamental causes of global financial crisis to be addressed.

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.

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.

P3s: Risky, expensive, inefficient and undemocratic - Posted: September 14, 2008
  Are public-private partnerships a new revenue stream for corporate interests?

Election promise made to restore court challenges program - Posted: September 11, 2008
  Liberals pledge to revive program cancelled by Harper Conservatives in 2006.

This fall, vote for medicare - Posted: September 11, 2008
  Harper government not collecting needed data nor enforcing rules.

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.

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.

Coke and Pepsi fear bottled water backlash - Posted: July 16, 2008
  Bottled water still more expensive than gas, carries high environmental price tag.

Welcome to 'Free Public Services Day' - Posted: June 30, 2008
  When our taxes are paid for the year, so are the benefits of civilization.

Conservatives provoking strike with federal public service - Posted: June 30, 2008
  PSAC fighting back with Think Public campaign

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.

Mental health care must be brought into the mainstream of Medicare - Posted: June 25, 2008
  Part of NUPGE's 10-Step Plan for improving public health care services.

US government whistleblower protection endorsed by 112 organizations - Posted: June 19, 2008
  Historic letter concludes eight-year struggle to protect federal workers.

Hydro Québec's decision to privatize wind power condemned - Posted: June 19, 2008
  Charest government's decision wrong, public union says.

Alberta union offers $500 prize for best video about health-care privatization - Posted: June 18, 2008
  Winning video to be posted on YouTube.

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.

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.

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.

Where is the balance in Private-Public Partnership reporting? - Posted: May 28, 2008
  National Post ignores other perspectives on P3 piece.

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

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.

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

British study: privatization of postal service threatens its future - Posted: May 15, 2008
  Benefits large companies, no benefit to users.

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.

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.

Can municipalities afford to sell electric utilities? - Posted: April 30, 2008
  Revenue flow and control over core city function are lost.

Post-Katrina New Orleans is "SPP made real" - Posted: April 23, 2008
  Recovery led by profiteers, volunteers and NGOs rather than the public sector.

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.

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.

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.

Escalating shortage of lab professionals threatens patient care - Posted: April 15, 2008
  Health professional's group is sounding alarm bells in advance of National Medical Laboratory Week.

Foreign investment imperils child care - Posted: April 09, 2008
  Press conference cites Aussie experience, NAFTA rules.

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

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.

Bills Threaten Democratic Power, Quality Control of Wheat Board - Posted: April 01, 2008
  C-46, C-39 would give Ottawa unilateral power, favour grain companies.

Water should be for people, not profit - Posted: March 25, 2008
  Citizens can take action to protect public water resources before it is too late.

Toronto Hydro: Keep Telecom Public! - Posted: March 25, 2008
  CUPE Local One members from Toronto Hydro Telecom take their anti-privatization message to the streets.

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