Defending Public Healthcare: Should we tolerate secrecy for public health care?

It’s amusing to review the course of events that led to the revelation of the secrecy concerning the problems at private surgical and diagnostic clinics.   The doctors lobbied to move surgical and diagnostics work from the hospitals.  The government let the emerging industry slip free of public reporting and oversight.  Subsequently, after a death ...

Defending Public Healthcare: Liberals prevent public reporting of failed private clinics

Queen’s Park in Darkeness (Grant MacDonald) Yesterday I fumed about the gall of one academic who claimed that privatized P3s (public private partnerships) had actually increased public transparency. Even more evidence came today that privatization leads to a lack of transparency.  Not only is the Ontario government turning more surgeries and procedures over to private clinics, ...