Rethink Child Care: There is a better way
Health Care : public solutions
What is the Health Accord?
The Health Accord is a legal agreement between the federal and provincial/territorial governments on health care funding. Running from 2004 to 2014, this 10-year plan recommitted leaders to the Canada Health Act, set wait time and other goals, and increased health care funding by 6 per cent each year.
For more on these changes and why they are needed read the following backgrounder:
- CUPE backgrounder on the Health Accord
- Protect Medicare: Stable and Sufficient Federal Funding
- Protect Medicare: National Standards
- Strengthen Medicare: Safe Health Care
- Strengthen Medicare: Better Frontline Care
- Expand Medicare: Long-Term Care and Home/Community Care
- Expand Medicare: Pharmacare
- Public Health Care Costs Less, Delivers More
Employment Insurance: Scrap the changes
The changes show an evident lack of understanding of the reality of workers and our economy, especially the rural economy.
Ask the right questions about P3s
In this guide, economist John Loxley takes a critical look at the case for and against using public-private partnerships (P3s) for municipal infrastructure
His analysis goes beyond the claims made by P3 promoters to examine the costs and consequences of privatizing vital community assets. Through a series of questions, Dr. Loxley outlines the problems that accompany infrastructure and service privatization, and highlights the value of keeping vital assets and services public.
With growing financial and political pressure on municipalities to use P3s, this guide is a timely resource that answers key questions about financing and delivering infrastructure projects.
With this guide, municipal councillors and civic officials will be able to ask the right questions before considering entering into a P3.