Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Privatization puts democracy at risk
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 30 Aug 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, Our Canadian democracy is in jeopardy! Our society is under attack by an extremist ideology. I have noticed patriotic sentiments published in your newspaper recently coinciding with Canada Day. Yet it is ironic that such expressions of patriotism were made in light of our federal and provincial constituencies' overwhelming support for the extremist ideology mentioned. We voted for it! Privatization is a direct assault on democracy. Putting public services and resources into the hands of the private sector robs us of our money and robs us of control. Do not be fooled by the arguments for privatization. The bottom line is that corporations become wealthy from such arrangements with no risk to them and all the risk to us. Consider the disasters of electricity privatization in Alberta and California. The ideology we voted for is corporatism. If corporations take control, we will no longer have a democracy. What we will have is fascism. Michael Xanthios, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor...Privatization puts democracy at risk