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NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ONTARIO
Question 1: Generally speaking, has privatization been successful at reducing the costs and improving the quality of public services?
Question 2: When you think of privatized public services, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Question 3: Please list up to three public services serving Ontario or your community that you think might benefit from privatization. (Leave blank if you don’t think any services in Ontario or your community would benefit from privatization)
Question 4: Should the public have the right to examine and comment on ALL financial and operational details of a privatization contract before it’s signed on their behalf by politicians?
Question 5: On a scale of 1 to 5, rate the success of the following privatizations (1 is completely unsuccessful, 3 is not sure, and 5 is completely successful):
Hydro One-NO ANSWER
Highway snowplowing and maintenance-NO ANSWER
Green energy (windmills & solar farms)-NO ANSWER
Highway 407-NO ANSWER
Using P3s (public-private partnerships) to build things like hospitals, jails, mental health facilities, and highways-NO ANSWER
Hospital services such as lab testing, physiotherapy, colonoscopies & endoscopies, and cataract surgery-NO ANSWER
ServiceOntario and DriveTest Centre-NO ANSWER
The use of contracting out, competitive bidding, and direct-funding models in social and community services-NO ANSWER
Subcontracting public college programs and services to private colleges and corporations-NO ANSWER
Selling alcohol in grocery stores-NO ANSWER