Podcast
Jennifer Efting, Melanie Spence | We report from two recent events in Vancouver: a rally for universal public dental insurance, and a lecture at UBC by Professor James Struthers on trends in health-care delivery.
Podcast
AIyanas Ormond | PHR looks at the mass incarceration agenda in Canada -- from the "ominous" crime bill, to prison construction and privatization in B.C. to the targeting of poor people who use illicit drugs.
Blog
Nick Falvo | I spoke on a panel at the Annual Conference of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association. It was inspired in part by the debate over Rob Ford's attempt to sell social housing units to private buyers.
Podcast
Redeye
Lorraine Chisholm | The current city council in Abbotsford is asking residents to agree to a public-private partnership with a foreign consortium to make much-needed improvements to the water system.
Podcast
Jane Williams | The chairman of the world's largest pure gold mining company donated $20 million to the University of Toronto to fund the construction of the Munk Centre of Global Affairs.
Blog
Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein
David J. Climenhaga | We need to remember, as Alberta struggles to find new policies that work for its citizens, that "the Klein Revolution" of the 1990s was in many ways a catastrophe.
Blog
AUPE President Guy Smith
David J. Climenhaga | It behooves everyone on both sides of the current privatization brouhaha sparked by Premier Alison Redford's musings to pay attention to what the other guys are saying.
Podcast
Redeye
Manuel Schulte | A new report on BC Hydro by a panel of government appointees recommends that the utility reduce a planned rate increase and cut 1,000 jobs.
RabbleTV
Keep TTC public (Part 1 of a series)
rabbleTV | Privatization of public transit around the world has been a disaster for taxpayers and riders. Toronto should avoid TTC public-private partnerships. Narrated by Canadian actor Eric Peterson.
Podcast
Jennifer Efting, Melanie Spence | Just how public is our public health-care system? We look at the trend of increasing health-care privatization in Canada and B.C., and the health impacts on patients and health-care workers.
News
Dave Buchanan | A close look at the proposal by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his infrastructure committee to privatize the city's garbage collectors is like a study in bad civic and economic policies.
Blog
St. Albert, Alta., City Councillor Cam MacKay
David J. Climenhaga | Private companies have a bad history of bidding low to win garbage collection contracts, then raising prices when they get them. When this happens, savings from contracting out are illusory.