Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

August 11, 2017 13:28 ET

Keep our health care facilities out of the hands of private interests: Rally on August 15

CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Aug. 11, 2017) - The P3 deals that the Ball Government want to use to build health care facilities in Corner Brook are a Trojan Horse that will allow the quality of our public health care to be influenced by private profits.

People living in Corner Brook and the surrounding region have needed new health care facilities, including more beds in long-term care, for many years. It came as welcome news to everyone, including CUPE members and their families, when the province announced two new facilities would begin construction later this year.

But at what cost? The secrecy and lack of transparency around these two projects are very troubling.

The Ball Government's plan to use public-private partnerships (P3s) to build Corner Brook health care facilities could cost almost twice as much to borrow as public procurement.

Please join us and tell the Ball Government to keep our health care facilities out of the hands of private interests! Meet our 15-foot tall Trojan Horse too!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 15 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: 40 University Drive, Corner Brook
WHO: Speakers will include Mark Hancock, CUPE national president; and
Wayne Lucas, CUPE NL president

Contact Information

  • Wayne Lucas
    CUPE NL President
    (709) 727-2509

    Colleen Reynolds
    CUPE Atlantic Communications
    (902) 809-2253