Category: Opinions

Health-Care, We Care, be Careful!

I have to admit I was asleep at the wheel at the onset of this one.  On day two of Premier Doug Ford’s reign, a Saturday of a long weekend no less, a brief news release slithered out of Health Minister Christine Elliott’s office declaring the Progressive Conservatives will fix the OHIP program to make


In an era of neanderthal bullies, social media news experts and anything that does not support my opinion is fake news, the reinforcement of ethics is paramount. One particular sentence in a Smiths Falls Record News editorial, referring to expunging the record once a sentence was served, resonated with me: “It would be irresponsible to

Politics before People

Politics before People                                                                                                                                                                                                       If I may paraphrase Casius in his coercion of Brutus in the time of Caesar, “ the fault, dear citizens, lies not with the government, but with ourselves for we elect them”. Oh the cheers and jubilation, the wailing and handwringing, and the apathy that is being displayed at

Comments re Announcement of People’s Health Care Act – Feb 26, 2019

A Confucius quote begins, “If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant…”.  This could never be more true than the language contained in Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott’s press conference introducing the new Ontario health-care system. There are many examples of government-speak in the announcement and I will not