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In news conferences in 30 communities from coast to coast, health coalitions backed by CUPE released February 24, an expos 006fn one of the multinational companies leading the charge to privatize Canadas health care system.

There are more than fifteen private hospitals planned in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec and Carillion is leading the pack. One of Carillions private hospitals in the UK holds the Guinness Book of World Records title twice-over for longest wait on a stretcher for a hospital bed, says Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition.

Meanwhile, the company reports record-breaking profits from private hospital deals financed by taxpayers.

Its like sending in the fox to guard the chicken co-op. says Sid Ryan, president of CUPE Ontario. These P3 deals and the corporations that are pushing them are one of the most serious threats facing our health system today.

The Carillion expos 0061nd fact sheets on P3s are available at http://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca