Amid austerity measures, some provinces' public services are in trouble

In Alberta, it started with provincial parks. The trend towards the privatization of public services -- and the loss of public service jobs -- has only snowballed since.

Last Monday, hospital workers in Alberta walked off the job in a wildcat strike, after Alberta Health Services announced it would be laying off 11,000 public positions so their roles could be filled by private contractors. On Thursday, more rallies were held across the province.

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