Health Care Privatization

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Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
GATS: How the World Trade Organization's new "services" negotiations threaten democracy
Sinclair, Scott
Book
2000
Examines closed-door negotiations to expand the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which have the goal of commercialize every service sector in every WTO country, including essential servi...
Life Before Medicare: Canadian Experiences
Heeney, Helen compiler
Book
1996
Medicare Myths and Realities
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...
National Post columnist traumatized by having to wait his turn: Second-class health care for immigrants, seniors?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Columnist thinks people with money should get quicker treatment in emergency rooms than people who are poor.
Privatization and Health Care: The Case of Ontario Nursing Homes
Tarman, Vera Ingrid
Book
1990
Tarman identifies many problems with privatization, among them, a basic contradiction between the profit motive and quality of care, poor accountability and lack of public input, less government contr...
Privatization by Stealth: Canadian Health Care in Crisis: Against The Current vol. 85
Fisk, Milton
Article
2000
The recent growth of obstacles to getting health care here in the United States has led to a renewed interest in Canada's system of universal access, called Medicare. Premium inflation has accelerated...
Profit is not the Cure
Website
Web site sponsored by the Council of Canadians to defend public health care. Turn off the sound when visiting this Web site; a badly misguided Web designer has saddled this site with sound effects app...
Second-class health care for immigrants, seniors?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
A two-tier system means better care for the affluent, and worse or no care for the rest.
Take Care: Warning Signals for Canada's Health System
Armstrong, Hugh, Armstrong, Pat, Choiniere, Jacqueline, Feldberg, Gina, White, Jerry
Book
1994
"Examines the modern Canadian health care system and exposes the impact of neo-conservative and market-oriented policies, showing the effect these have on patients and caregivers, particularly women. ...
Ten Health Care Myths
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1995
Medicare's opponents have launched a sustained ideological attack on medicare. Their propaganda relies on myths and misrepresentations.
Unsafe Practices: Restructuring and Privatization in Ontario Health Care
Browne, Paul Leduc
Book
2000
Describes the process of healthcare privatization and its negative impact in Ontario.
Wasting Away: The Undermining of Canada's Health Care System
Armstrong, Pat; Armstrong, Hugh
Book
1993
Reform has led to lower quality, diminishing employee rights, and more unpaid work for women in the home.
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
Whose Health Care?: Challenging the Corporate Struggle to Rule Our System
Gindin, Sam; Armstrong, Hugh; Armstrong, Pat, Leys, Colin; et. al.
Article
2005

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Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...

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Council of Canadians
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Promoting economic justicem safeguarding social programs, renewing democratization, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving the environmen...