As we are all too aware in Ontario, the provincial government, led by lesbian Premier Kathleen Wynne, has been spending money and piling up deficits literally by the billions. What might be somewhat less known, is that Wynne has been cutting back on funding for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) at the same time. Prescribed medications and other services are being de-listed (i.e. no longer paid for by OHIP), and there have already been accusations that Wynne is budgeting on the backs of the elderly and sick.
Archive for the ‘Socialism’ Category
“Up to this point in our political evolution, it was understood that a primary role for a Canadian prime minister was one of nation-building. As a prototype, we can look to the founding of our country, whereby the fathers of confederation envisioned a federalist nation united coast-to-coast by the Canadian Pacific Railway… At present, however, we find our current prime minister desirous of negating the foundations of our national heritage. It is prudent to keep in mind that when a decision is made to eradicate a nation’s historical identity, something concrete will be required to serve as a replacement.”
This is not the kind of issue I normally spend much time on.
But, once again, a person with a rare illness – sometimes it’s a person who needs extremely expensive medication – is being abandoned by a government that doesn’t hesitate to take in money from everybody, but can be choosey about who it spends it on.
“Stripped of the ability to collect mandatory fees, many public-sector unions will lose much of their bargaining power. Some will likely collapse… Now the court is poised to wipe out public-sector unions in the name of free speech.” (1)
“According to an email obtained by the Star, the organization has $1 million in outstanding payments, a budget shortfall of $200,000 for the first six months of this fiscal year, and a $250,000 credit line that’s maxed out most weeks.” (1).
Socialism is Blind
Re “Higher taxes answer to closing wealth gap: Broadbent Institute” (David Akin, Dec 16): Once again, the socialists are too blinded by altruism and ideology to see the damage that can be caused by their flawed thinking. Taxing the rich and giving to the poor will destroy the incentive to work hard and create wealth, thus reducing the amount of wealth available for distribution…
“Business unionism means that your union looks after business through bargaining and workplace representation, and anyone who wants to save the world or turn it into a socialist paradise can do so on their own time at their own expense.”
“Hong Kong emigrant Meena Wong has launched a bid to become the first Chinese mayor of Vancouver, one of the world’s most Chinese cities outside Asia… Wong… was born in Beijing but moved to Hong Kong in the 1970s at the age of 11. Eight years later, she moved to Vancouver as a student, then to Toronto where she became an assistant to Hong Kong emigrant Olivia Chow, who is running for the mayoralty of Toronto…” – South China Morning Post (SCMP) Sept. 8th, 2014.