RELEASE/BACKGROUNDER: Shoddy Corporate Records behind Bid-Winners of Private Hospital Projects Planned Across Country
Posted: February 24, 2004
(February 24, 2004) The Ontario Health Coalition issued a warning about the corporations who are winning bids to privatize hospital across the country. Spokespeople for the OHC revealed that governments in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec are actively planning over fifteen private hospitals. New Brunswick and Newfoundland have flirted with similar plans and may follow suit. In Ontario, there are three private hospitals in planning in Toronto and others in Hamilton, Oakville, Grimsby, Brampton, Uxbridge, Markham-Stouffville, and Ottawa. The coalition fears all new hospitals will be privatized this way.