“Paid blood donation will harm our voluntary system and puts patients’ health and safety at risk”, said NUPGE President, Larry Brown. “Governments must heed the Canadian Blood Services warnings and stop licensing these for-profit private clinics.
“The evidence clearly shows that people pushing privatization over-sell and under-deliver." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
“The size of the gap between what the cash flows for the three hospital projects show and what Partnerships BC claimed shows why the public needs access to all information regarding P3s and other privatization schemes” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
PEIUPSE is looking into federal funding requirements for the new health accord dollars, as well as what can be done to prevent these new initiatives from leading us down the road of privatization of our public services.
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are driving privatisation on a global scale. They pose a very real threat to public sector services and may even prevent attempts to re-nationalise when privatisation fails.
“Why would we start from scratch like this when Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries already has the infrastructure, expertise and proven dedication to social responsibility as well as a track record of managing the sale of a controlled substance safely and responsibly?” — MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky
"Treating social and public health services like they’re just another option for an investment portfolio is risky for everyone." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“As expected, privatization means that protecting the environment takes a back seat to maximizing profits.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"i didn't even know all these professions existed, but these people, amazing people gave me my life back."
“The subsidies that privatization schemes like social impact bonds require are eating up funds that could be spent on front-line services Manitobans need.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President