Alberta Politics: Chill the champagne! Market-fundamentalist newspaper owners primed for infusion of taxpayer cash!

PHOTOS: The Canadian newspaper industry celebrates the coming of tax subsidies from the federal government. Actual Canadian newspaper publishers may not appear exactly as illustrated – in this case, by Jean-Francois le Troy in 1735 – but readers will get the general idea. Below: Federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joy (Photo: Province of British Columbia) and ...

Defending Public Healthcare: P3 corporations give award for crap financing deal

Nouveau CHUM The Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships has honoured the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), the Collectif Santé Montréal (CSM) and Infrastructure Québec with its 2012 “Gold Prize” for financing construction of the new CHUM. Nouveau CHUM Apparently, the award goes for the project with the worst financing.  As  Luc Fouquette, the ...