Category: Opinions

Long-Term Care is Sidelined

Long-Term Care is Sidelined                  By: Clinton Halladay                   November 8, 2020 On November 5, 2020 The Provincial Finance Minister, The Hon. Rod Phillips, rose at Queen’s Park and delivered the 2020 Ontario Budget. This is an extensive document intended to address many of the economic and social circumstances we are experiencing both now and

All Saints’ Sunday Message 2020

A Message for All Saints’ Sunday           Clinton Halladay, Chair Elgin United Church Council Dear friends, Sunday November 1, 2020 is our first official Sunday without Reverend Takouhi’s worship presence, whether in the pulpit or virtually. It also happens to be All Saints’ Sunday.  So, although I am far from being a person “of the

Politics or People

Politics or People                                   Clinton Halladay       October 23, 2020 Well, the children are misbehaving again! They just seem to be unable, or at least unwilling, to play nicely. Yes, I am referring to last week’s spectacle in the House of Commons: our elected Parliamentarians acting like spoiled, privileged children on the playground.  You could not

Canada Infrastructure Bank

The following is an article written by Clinton Halladay for the Citizens Democracy Forum (CDF). It, as well as other articles and information, is available on the CDF website: https://citizensdemocracyforum.org Attention Citizens of Canada                                                                                     September 9, 2020, 2015 promised an exciting fiscally responsible undertaking with the announcement of a Canada Infrastructure Bank “to provide

Long-Term Care – A Call to Action

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health, Ontario Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, Ontario September 24, 2020 Long Term Care Needs You To Parliamentarians and Decision Makers: The onslaught of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) some seven months ago has shone the spotlight directly on the travesty existing in Long term Care

A Pivotal Moment

A Pivotal Moment                                                                                                     September 6, 2020 September 23, 2020 could well prove to be a pivotal moment for the future of Canada.  On September 23, 2020 the minority Liberal Government, following a period or prorogation, will table the Throne Speech which will in turn trigger a confidence vote. Without taking any political stand, neither

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake!                                                                                                  August 16, 2020 The pandemic lockdown has exposed our weaknesses and shortcomings and compelled us to address them.  Leah Gazan, Winnipeg Centre MP (NDP), is paying attention and has taken positive action relating to system structured poverty.  “COVID-19 has demonstrated that we do have resources.  We must ensure all individuals in

A Matter of Interest

A Matter of Interest One Signature Can Save Us! Attention Citizens of Canada                                                                                     June 18, 2020 Do big numbers scare you?  If so, they should, especially when you are speaking of money! The Federal debt is hovering around $700 Billion, that’s $700,000,000,000, more or less depending on what calculation method you use, but be

Coronaviruses – Going Forward

Clinton Halladay                                                                                April 28, 2020 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (SARS-CoV-2[COVID-19]) are number five, six and seven of the seven identified coronaviruses since 1960, that infect people. What makes these three different, perhaps unique, from the other four, is they are

Crisis in Long Term Care

This letter was emailed to the provincial politicians and authorities:                 Clinton Halladay                 April 25, 2020 Honourable Elected Officials:            It is with both sadness and solace that I key this article.  Sadness at the loss of life being experienced due to the ravages of COVID-19 in some Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes, and solace that the