The hospital’s projected opening in 2023 would come 16 years after it was announced for the first time as part of Danny Williams’ 2007 re-election campaign.
There is more proof than ever about the failure of privatization. So why is government still talking about it?
Groups lobbying in St. John’s this week say provinces will lose $36 billion in federal health care funding over next decade if premiers don’t pressure the Harper Government to renegotiate a new Health Accord, and that the lack of Medicare support could push Canada to a two-tiered system.
The government’s recent announcement it will privatize long-term care through public-private partnerships has the labour movement and both opposition parties crying foul, arguing people must come before profit.