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Privatization Watch - February 2008

Take action for World Water Day

Feb 29, 2008 09:40 AM This World Water Day, join activists across Canada and around the world mobilizing to defend and promote public water systems and the right to water for all.

Know your medicare rights

Feb 4, 2008 09:47 AM Canada’s nurses and hospital workers have teamed up to launch a Know your Medicare Rights campaign.

Child care corporation in financial meltdown

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Feb 28, 2008 12:07 PM Australian child care multinational ABC Learning Centres is in a financial crisis that could force the sale of centers around the world.

Metronet P3 failure ‘spectacular’

Feb 26, 2008 10:53 AM A British government inquiry into a P3 to upgrade London’s subway system concludes the scheme was a “spectacular failure”.

Privatization deal slashes hospital cleaning

Feb 25, 2008 12:03 PM Privatization of housekeeping services in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority led to a dramatic reduction in cleaning hours at hospitals and extended care facilities, according to documents obtained by CUPE's Hospital Employees' Union.

Shelve Castonguay, support medicare

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Feb 20, 2008 06:30 PM A Québec government report calling for radical health care privatization came out just as the federal government proved again they're not willing to enforce laws on public health care.

P3 delays Quebec hospital, hikes costs

Feb 25, 2008 10:35 AM Provincial P3 requirements are holding up plans to modernize and expand the Hotel-Dieu hospital in Quebec City, and will likely add to costs.

CUPE Nova Scotia questions Partnership BC’s track record and credibility

Feb 19, 2008 02:37 PM Plans to use a BC government agency to ‘advise’ Nova Scotia on any future P3s are nothing more than a smokescreen by the MacDonald government.