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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LARO har ökat tillgängligheten och förbättrat kvaliteten - Kristianstadsbladet

Sjukvård/ För snart två år sedan fick personer med missbruksproblematik mer makt över sin hälso- och sjukvård. Då infördes vårdval för läkemedelsassisterad rehabilitering vid opiatberoende, kallat LARO. Vi i Region Skåne var först ut i landet med vårdval i

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Utredning: Värnplikt återinförs i Sverige 2019

Värnplikten återinförs 2019, med militär grundutbildning för både kvinnor och män inom ramen för lagen om totalförsvarsplikt. Det blir förslaget från utredningen om den framtida personalförsörjningen i Försvarsmakten, erfar SvD. Om förslagen genomförs är v

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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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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First Hill Streetcar Opens With Lessons For Future Lines

The First Hill streetcar loads passengers on Jackson Street at Fifth Avenue. (Photo by the author) Seattle’s new streetcar route, the First Hill line, finally opened on Saturday. Despite the cold and rain, months of tantalizingly empty test runs and the pr

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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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Fraud alleged at Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

The provincial government has requested the Auditor General investigate allegations of fraud within the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District after receiving an anonymous tip.

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Province owes $140M to Ottawa in HST overpayments

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador received millions more than it should have from the federal government in HST payments, and now Ottawa wants that money back.

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Tunnel between Newfoundland and Labrador key to diversification, says Danny Dumaresque

The Newfoundland and Labrador government's decision to spend $750,000 on a study to look at the feasibility of a tunnel connecting Newfoundland to the mainland may seem like bad timing given the current fiscal situation — however a long-time advocate says

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