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Sobeys attacks workers and economy in Western Canada

Whose Economy? Who Decides? | Workers’ Forum

Since Sobeys’ 2013 takeover of Safeway in Western Canada, it has closed over 50 stores within its empire affecting thousands of workers and those who relied on those locations for groceries and other supplies. Fifty store closures alone were announced in June 2014, that the company asserted “logically follow the acquisition of Canada Safeway.” These included Sobeys, Safeway and IGA stores in the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, with a majority in Western Canada. Continue reading


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HRM: Spryfield-Sambro Loop Community Health Project – privatization by stealth

HALIFAX  December 1, 2010 – CANADIANS are dead set against the privatization of the health care system but are faced with governments that serve private not public interests. As a result, they use the social wealth to pay the rich while claiming there is a scarcity of funds for health care and other social programs. After creating a crisis in health care by depriving it of the required funds, a “solution” is then presented in the form of public-private-partnerships or P3s, promoted as a creative way to solve the “health care crisis.” Canadians have seen that they are simply another way to put public money at the disposal of private interests. One such example in Nova Scotia is particularly insidious because it is not even referred to as a P3. Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Forever (1) : Maritime workers, farmers and communities to bear the burden of ‘restructuring’

Future of 380 workers from the Canard plant still remains uncertain as some may be forced to relocate and/or seek different types of work, while others destined for the Berwick plant will join workers who have lacked a union contract since 2005. News commentary by TONY SEED and ENA BOUTILIER

HALIFAX (5 April 2007, updated 1 May 2007) – HERE is an old, familiar story: workers, farmers, their families and communities are being asked to bear the burden of the striving of a large food multinational to maximize its record profits, and the government leaps forward, not to sit idly by, but to consciously participate in the placating of that monopoly. As old is the story is, it takes new form far too frequently, as it is doing so once again in Nova Scotia in the winter and spring of 2007. Continue reading

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