Op-eds | April 19, 2012

For-profit health options fraught with peril

The Alberta election has just hit the halfway point, and health care has again become a lightning rod. The rival parties are facing off on reform, promising changes running the gamut from more privatization to more public care.

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For Immediate Release | April 18, 2012

Cost of infrastructure private-public contracts impossible to track:

Study finds privatization reduces accountability and transparency

A new fact sheet from the Parkland Institute says that contracting out infrastructure maintenance to the private sector in Alberta has resulted in reduced accountability and transparency, misleading figures on the condition of infrastructure, and increased risk to tax dollars.

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For Immediate Release | April 10, 2012

New report highlights dangers of private health care:

HRC example shows private costs more and puts tax dollars at risk

A new report from the Parkland Institute says that supporting private health facilities with public health dollars costs more, damages the public system, and puts tax dollars and patient care at risk.

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Op-eds | April 09, 2012

Royalty reform long overdue:

Public share of resource wealth has fallen since Lougheed era

The Wildrose party’s plan to bring back “Ralph Bucks” is the splashiest example from the provincial election campaign that the leading parties appear to be putting the cart before the horse.  Keen to announce plans to spend Alberta’s resource wealth, they have avoided discussion on the integrity of the province’s royalty system.

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