December 21st, 2020

Health care privatization wrong direction

HALIFAX -- NDP Health spokesperson Susan Leblanc made the following statement about Nova Scotia Health’s plan to contract out health records management work:

“Whenever we see the Liberal government chipping away at public sector jobs and contracting them out to private companies we should be concerned. For these 91 workers, this is especially hard news to get heading into the Christmas holiday break.
The Liberals should be doing more to make sure that all elements of public health care remain publicly controlled. We need more investments in long-term care, hospitals, and mental health. Introducing profits for private companies isn't the best way to spend the limited health dollars we have.”