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Emergency town hall meeting on Uxbridge hospital crisis tomorrow

Jul 17, 2007 02:09 PM Uxbridge residents worried about the potential loss of emergency services at the Uxbridge Hospital are attending an emergency town hall meeting tomorrow evening.

Giant "Trojan horse" set to launch Ontario health care tour in Kenora — Tour to warn Ontarians of dangers of health care privatization

Jul 17, 2007 10:50 AM A replica of the historical Trojan horse will begin touring Ontario this week to warn of the dangers of health care privatization.

Harper is "Building Canada" on an unstable foundation

Jul 5, 2007 04:43 PM This $33 billion fund is just a repackaging of currently planned infrastructure funding with a new caveat: municipalities and other proponents will now have to fully consider public-private partnerships as a condition for receiving funding.

Hundreds tell Liberal MPP to defend her community in health services restructuring showdown

Jun 18, 2007 02:37 PM Liberal MPP Monique Smith got an earful over her government’s health services restructuring policies today as hundreds of laundry workers and their supporters rallied outside her office in North Bay.

Privatized P3 hospital disaster: Brampton residents bring a warning to Sault Ste. Marie

Jun 18, 2007 02:30 PM “The privatized Brampton P3 hospital has been a story of secrecy, deception, delays, massive costs overruns, proposed tax increases, and reduced medical services,” said Ed Schmeler, speaking for the Brampton Health Coalition at a briefing today, as he described the ever-growing disaster of the privatized P3 hospital deal in Brampton.

Hundreds to rally June 18 to “keep jobs local” in LHINs showdown

Jun 18, 2007 10:39 AM Laundry workers and hundreds of their supporters will rally to “keep jobs local” at the Nipissing Area Joint Hospitals Laundry service on Monday, June 18, in a show-down over provincial health services restructuring.

North Bay the Petri dish for plan to restructure health care

Jun 11, 2007 11:16 AM Private hospital, closure of laundry, lost health service jobs all part of the plan – CUPE’s Hurley says – From the high $1.1 billion cost of a new private hospital, to the decision to close the Nipissing joint hospitals laundry, North Bay is the Petri dish experiment for the plan to restructure health care, says Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU), the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Newly released secret documents show McGuinty Liberals knew private hospital to cost up to $300 million more than public hospital

May 11, 2007 11:30 AM Disclosure of court documents relating to Ontario’s first privatized hospital show that the McGuinty Liberals knew that the deal with a private consortium could cost as much as $300 million more than under public financing and administration.

Secret documents released through court challenge reveal extraordinary costs in privatized P3 hospital

May 10, 2007 01:37 PM After almost four years in court, the government and private consortium involved in the first privatized P3 hospital in Brampton Ontario have been ordered to file with the court previously secret documents.

“Look before you leap into competition and privatized health system”

Apr 4, 2007 11:44 AM Sitting British Labour MP and former health minister tells Ontario politicians, communities Frank Dobson, a sitting Labour MP and former health minister, who is critical of his own government’s experiment with private health care, has a message for Ontario political parties — “don’t leap into competition and privatized health system. It’s not working well in Britain.”

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