There is no solid proof contracting out will lead to any long-term savings. In fact the privatization ideology will allow a private company to low-ball their way in only to hike their fees later.
The Harper government's plans to make maternal health a G8 priority is at odds with its efforts to prevent water from being recognized as a human right and its promotion of privatization.
The right in Canada, like its American counterpart, has discouraged the public from trusting government to provide public services, so that the private sector can provide them instead at a profit.
Is it possible that the GM bail-out is a case of real-life experience that has gone so far off the rails that it's actually nudging us toward an entirely new paradigm?
This post reviews the encroachment of privitization of health care with a particular focus on recent developments in New Brunswick