Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Only in Quebec
So the government announced it is partnering with private contractors to build the new hospital in Montreal, and they actually had to send out a spokesman to make the case for why private builders are more efficient than public workers. I heard him on the radio earlier today, so this isn't quite verbatim, but he was saying that a contract with a private builder can be very effective because if he does not meet the terms he will lose money, and "money can be a strong incentive." Money an incentive? Ya think? Only in Quebec does the government have to actively make the case to convince its subjects that, yes, people will work for money (and the occurence is so rare around these parts, I doubt if many will believe them).