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.
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.
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.
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.
Jun 10, 2004 12:27 PM
Farming out administrative work to US multinationals is raising alarm bells in British Columbia concerning privacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.