Water faucets. Image: KatjaJust/Pixabay
Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is helping Brazil's right-wing government to privatize a public water system in Rio de Janeiro. Plus labour's plans for the climate crisis.
An Alberta Health Services ambulance. Image credit: Mitchell Smith/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The only way the UCP's stubborn persistence with this policy really makes sense is if it sets the stage for something else, to wit, privatization of the provincial ambulance service.
Premier Jason Kenney at a news briefing in July. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | Alberta is taking the most extreme austerity measures in response to the pandemic as it seeks to replace public employees with private industry.
Doug Ford visits a school this September flanked by Education Minister Stephen Lecce and staffers. Image: Doug Ford/Twitter
Jason Kunin | COVID-19 has undermined trust in the public school system, created mass incentive for private school and homeschooling options, and achieved a level of public acceptance for e-learning.
Water towers at sunset. Image: Chris Diroll/Flickr
David McDonald | No public service will ever be perfect, but a system of public services without the distraction of profits is our best security against the next crisis that will inevitably come our way.
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Marc Belanger, C. Marie Ainsborough, Derek Blackadder | RadioLabour's Canada Report: The publicly owned Canada Infrastructure Bank is being used to subsidize the profits of privateering corporations.
Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, at right, poses with two surgeons and a patient at a private Calgary eye-surgery clinic yesterday. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The UCP's privatization plan might have a chance if the government is prepared to spend a lot of money to ensure wait lists for everyone are reduced. How likely do you think that is?
Premier Doug Ford. Photo: Ford Nation/Facebook
Linda McQuaig | Doug Ford has shown a willingness to rip up contracts with business. Why not be bold and discard the mother of all Ontario's bad deals with business -- the privatization of Highway 407?
"Capitalism Isn't Working" Photo: Jonny White/Flickr
Emma Lui | Grassroots groups and the water justice movement will play a critical role in building an alternative post-capitalist economy, one that prioritizes water justice over profit.
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Emma Lui | This article provides an overview of the water justice movement in Canada and the ways in which power is manufactured and deployed in water governance.
Official portrait of Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Chris McAndrew/Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | The British Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn plans to end water privatization with publicly owned companies. Would this put an end to Canadian pension funds investing in for-profit water?
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Brent Patterson | A KPMG consulting firm report prepared for Parks Canada identifies publicly owned bridges and dams for divestment.