Five times provincial governments failed with P3 hospitals: A warning for taxpayers in Newfoundland and Labrador

Time and time again provincial governments are forced to admit they were wrong to use public private partnerships (P3s) to construct health care facilities, costing taxpayers billions of dollars more than they would spend if those hospitals were publicly o

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Rate My Hospital - the fifth estate

From the beginning of our lives to the end, Canadians place great trust in our hospitals - and a great deal of money. Canada's hospital budget is a staggering $56 billion a year, most of it spent on acute care hospitals. But what do we really know about th

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Hospitals Are Not Subject To Freedom Of Religion

Publicly-funded hospitals are not constituted "primarily for religious purposes." All Ontario hospitals, Catholic and others, exist to deliver medically necessary services, and all are funded by provinces for that purpose. All hospitals offer the aid and s

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Note to Reader: I made this presentation on February 9th 2017 at a forum that was hosted by UVIC, Amnesty International, Sierra Club BC, Council of Canadian, Kairos BC. It was a 20 minute presentation so this article is a bit long.Introduction Sometimes it

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Expect axe to fall under a Liberal government, Paul Davis warns NAPE

Premier Paul Davis pledged Friday that he will protect public workers in Newfoundland and Labrador, and described the Opposition Liberals as the "real threat" as an election nears.

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Area health-care facilities get provincial cash for repairs, upgrades

Ontario is providing $175 million in 2016–17 to hospitals across the province — an increase of $50 million over last year’s funding — to keep them in a state of good repair so patients can continue to receive high-quality care in a safe and healthy environ

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Heavy construction spending will continue despite financial crunch, new minister says

Newfoundland and Labrador's transportation and works minister says government will continue to invest in critical infrastructure, despite a troubling and unprecedented financial situation.

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Syrian government not given GPS data of clinic hit by strike

GENEVA (AP) — Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday that it took the wrenching decision not to formally inform Syria's government or its Russian allies about the location of some medical facilities such as the one hit by a deadly airstrike this week, am

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'Prince of Pot' Marc Emery apologizes for saying he smoked pot with Justin Trudeau several times

The "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery has <a href="" target="_blank">apologized</a> for claiming to have smoked marijuana with Justin Trudeau several times. He now insists it was o

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They said it! We collected some of the top quotes of 2016

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador pulls highlights from the interviews we recorded over the last 12 months.

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Downloading libraries to towns 'unfair,' says head of MNL

The head of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador says small communities don't have the resources to take over the libraries being cut by the province.

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Court application won't stop closure of Harbour Grace court, says Andrew Parsons

A committee of lawyers in the region filed an application to halt the closure of the Harbour Grace provincial court this week, arguing the shutdown would impede access to justice and constituted a breach of judicial independence.

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The Five Eyes Fact Sheet

With the launch of the "Eyes Wide Open" project, Privacy International has put together a fact sheet about the secretive Five Eyes alliance. Consider this a guide to the secret surveillance alliance that has infiltrated every aspect of the modern global co

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Myths of Infrastructure Spending in Canada

As the federal government and several provincial governments plan on collectively spending hundreds of billions of dollars over the coming decade on infrastructure, this report dispels five common myths used to argue for why now is a good time to ramp up g

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Trump Victory Exposes Media Bias

There is little more to be said about the election result. Though my preference was known to readers and has been favored by the voters, I am disconcerted by the divisions that have arisen among former allies, especially between thoughtful conservatives. I

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Newfoundland and Labrador’s new book tax has the province’s literary community concerned for the future | Quill and Quire

A still from Josh Goudie’s The Lore Tax Two items in particular stood out to the literary community of Newfoundland and Labrador among the widespread cuts and tax increases presented in the provincial government’s April 2016 austerity budget: a proposed cl

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Mr. President, Cancel the F-35, by Mike Fredenburg, National Review

Our incoming president’s willingness to boldly challenge the status quo is arguably the main reason he was elected. And no defense project is more representative of a disastrous status quo than the 20-year-old Joint Strike Fighter program — the F-35. The F

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N.L. government holds line on 90% threshold for resettlement

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is holding to its high threshold to approve resettlement votes.

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Migrant fights 2-month sentence after raping two underage Swedish girls. Thinks punishment is too severe. | Gatestone Europe

Tre dömda för våldtäkt mot pojke - Sveriges Radio #Sverige #svpol — Göteborg Nu (@GbgNu) February 21, 2017 // Syrian migrant who was recently sentenced by a Swedish court to


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