The mantras of savings and friendly privatization:
Privatization of Health Care and Police State in Canada?

Nipawin - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - by: Mario deSantis


A recurring understanding of our social and political inadequacies stems from the unwillingness for leadership, and therefore for all of us, to change the way to think. We have been focusing on the social shortcomings of pursuing public policies to save money all the times.




We want to save money in health care through privatization rather than by having healthier people by public policies, we want to save money by increasing the so called "average" productivity through technological innovations rather than by having people being active at work, we want to save money by having ever bigger mergers of corporations rather than enrich local businesses, we want to save money in education by concentrating on producing skilled workers rather civil citizens, we want to save money for our social natural challenges by delegating our social responsibilities to friendly contracted experts, we want to have democracy through a corporatism structure where each corporative group seeks its maximum satisfaction at the expense of the individuals and other competing groups, we want to have the free expression of our own public opinions by statistical surveys. We are heading towards a society where we don't have to think anymore, politicians, big businesses, corporate friendly experts will take care of ourselves.




Look at what is happening in Canada, our borders are becoming softer as we fight against terror, our personal security is being assured by stronger policing police forces, dollarization is being pushed by corporate friendly experts, there are talks of having taxes more congruent with the United States'. What will be next?



For example, today, we are planning for more savings as I learn that Health Minister Anne McLellan has changed her mind against private health care, that the British Columbia government may be planning the cutting of some 12,000 health care workers in addition to the previously announced cutting of 11,700 public employees, and that the Quebec government is contemplating no-fault compensation for the experienced increases in medical malpractice due to shortages of health care staff.
  Pertinent articles in Ensign


  Health minister says Canadians can decide on private health care, CBC Canada, January 22, 2002


  Thousands of job cuts in health care. Senior health executive makes dire prediction Global BC, CP, January 22, 2002{C738EE4B-E116-4395-9AFB-21186D5D758C}
  Quebec considers no-fault insurance for medical mistakes, CBC Canada, January 22, 2002