PUBLIC SERVICES are about the best deal we are ever going to get. Way better than anything we’ll ever get from privatization.
The dollar value of the public education, health care, child care, public pensions, employment insurance, and family benefits we all get—all public services—adds up to $17,000 averaged out across all our households.
That comes to more than 50% of our entire household income for three quarters of us.
Canadians in median income households do even better than the average. Their benefit from public services amounts to $41,000.
That comes to roughly 63% of their total income.
There’s no getting away from it: the reason Canada is such a great place to live is because of public services.