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P3 Alert - June 2004

Jun 10, 2004 12:45 PM

A new web site has been created to help share information and mobilize public opposition to public private partnerships in the health care sector.

What does the giant Trojan Horse tell us?

Jun 10, 2004 12:34 PM

CUPE hospital workers in Cornwall brought a giant Trojan Horse to their rally on May 14, demonstrating the threat posed by the provincial Liberals’ plans to open up health care to privateers.

Contracting out surgery hikes costs

Jun 10, 2004 12:31 PM

British health minister John Hutton has admitted the National Health Service (NHS) pays much more for surgeries it contracts out – 40 per cent more – than it would to provide the surgery directly.

P3 parking project approved in Calgary

Jun 10, 2004 12:30 PM

The Calgary Health Region has approved a $23 million P3 parking project for the Foothills Hospital. The infrastructure will be designed, built and operated by the consortium Foothills Parkade Ltd.

P3 jeopardizes Canadian privacy

Jun 10, 2004 12:27 PM

Farming out administrative work to US multinationals is raising alarm bells in British Columbia concerning privacy.

BC health care workers hit hard

Jun 10, 2004 12:25 PM

The Vancouver Island Health Authority is moving ahead with its privatization plans, contracting out more than 1,000 jobs in housekeeping and food services to Crothall Services Canada, a subsidiary of UK multinational Compass Group.

“Friendly” settlement on toll hike dispute

Jun 10, 2004 12:21 PM

The corporation that owns Ontario’s toll Highway 407 is confident it will defeat a court challenge launched by the province. SNC-Lavalin’s president said a “friendly” resolution to the dispute might be reached within six months.

Public outperforms private education

Jun 10, 2004 12:19 PM

Calgary’s public schools not only outperform private schools in academic programs, but their non-academic vocational training, extra-curricular activities and diverse student population complement the total education experience.

US Filter sold to Siemens

Jun 10, 2004 12:16 PM

Moncton finds that its P3 contract for water treatment with US Filter has been bounced to a new conglomerate. Veolia Environnement, which owned US Filter and was part of the French-based Vivendi empire, has sold US Filter to Siemens, the German engineering group.

Legal challenge delays Brampton’s P3 hospital

Jun 10, 2004 12:14 PM

A legal action launched by the Ontario Health Coalition, CUPE and other public sector unions has put the construction of Brampton’s P3 hospital on hold.

Vancouver rejects transit P3

Jun 10, 2004 12:10 PM

Concerns over cost overruns and resistance to P3s have killed the BC plan to build a privatized Richmond-Airport-Vancouver transit line.

P3s: a key election issue

Jun 10, 2004 11:48 AM

The current federal election campaign will have a big impact on the future of public private partnerships in Canada.