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Thumbs upto CUPE school board workers in Saskatoon, for nipping musings about a P3 school in the bud. Drawing on evidence from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, they made the case that public works best for the citys schools.

Thumbs downto the Regina public library board, for contracting out key elements of the librarys systems, threatening the quality of this critical community service.

Thumbs upto Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert, for supporting public health care at the Romanow Commission hearings. Calvert argued that Medicare needs reform, but flatly rejected user fees and the creation of a private parallel system.

Thumbs downto the Saskatchewan government, for announcing plans to remove the cap on the number of beds in private personal care homes, paving the way for all-out privatization.

Thumbs upto the North Valley Health District, for contracting-in ambulance services.