Corporate attacks on the public sector and public employees inflict just as much damage on the private sector.
But cutting through the spin doesn’t inspire any greater confidence.
There are alternatives to austerity, say federation of labour president and an independent economist. They just have to be sought out.
There is more proof than ever about the failure of privatization. So why is government still talking about it?
An anti-austerity manifesto for N.L.
The protection of our provincial parks was largely ignored during the rush to privatize them in the 1990s. Now we have a second chance to do the right thing.
Does an outgoing regime, in its dying days, have the right to forfeit our collective future?
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.
“People Before Profit” speakers say privatization perpetuates inequality, reduces the quality of public services like healthcare and education, eats away at the fabric of our society — and most Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans can’t afford it anyway.
Davis government slams province with austerity budget
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.
Privatization will cost the province—and its taxpayers—much more than if we keep services public.
As part of a broader privatization agenda, Stephen Harper and the federal Conservatives have stealthily cut $36 billion in federal funding for health care. On Monday people gathered in St. John’s to discuss the implications for NL, and how to fight back.
If we accept that water is a basic human right, why do we allow our governments to give it away while neglecting to provide drinkable water to people and communities across the province and country?
Concerned students and staff of the College of the North Atlantic say the province’s move toward privatizing Newfoundland and Labrador’s public college programs will make education inaccessible to many and disproportionately affect those in rural areas.
Quebec students are engaged in a ferocious defense of Canadian values