privatization

Premiers united in opposition to Conservatives' 'unilateral' health care decision

Premiers say they will band together to get the federal government back at the health care table, but will Ottawa budge from its increasingly tough stance?

Canada's health care: Premier downplays dangers while critics warn of creeping privatization

On the eve of a pivotal premiers' meeting on health care, Christy Clark praised innovation, while critics warned of a "back door" to privatization.

Canada's health care: premiers gather in Victoria to discuss system's future

What does the future hold for health care? With Canada's health accord expiring in 2014, the country's premiers are meeting to discuss plans for medicare. VO is live-blogging from the meetings.

Thor, Even the Rain, some hot documentaries and two tepid history lessons

Thor wants the summer blockbuster crown. Fast Five beat him to it last week. But does he bring any fun along with that giant hammer?

Want water? You may have to drink the P3 Kool-Aid first

Ottawa will help cities pay for new drinking-water systems -- as long as they contract them out.

What does the privatization of water look like?

The Ministry says "there is no intention to privatize BC’s water." But does new legislation protect public ownership of this precious resource?

BC’s water to be sold to the highest bidder?

Water on the auction block? Recently announced plans could open "water markets" in BC.

Shout out for BC Mary and other coverage of the BC Rail trial

On May 18, 2010, the BC Rail corruption trial finally began, over six years after police raided the BC Legislature for government corruption in December 28, 2003. Unsurprisingly, this trial has been...