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January 24, 2015

ONCE AGAIN ALBERTA HEADS INTO A DEPRESSION

ALBERTA’S GREED DID NOT PAY OFF AS EXPECTED AGAIN AND AGAIN
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Never mind what the spin doctors will say about Alberta’s future, the present reality is  Alberta is mainly, oil and gas, tourists, dependent on its resource sector and  the province has long relied on both the economic activity and the direct revenue from royalties and land sales to underpin government budgets but now this bubble has burst again,  the Oil’s price plunge means a bumpy ride in  all  sales, the economy in Alberta.   ‘Oil Prices are not going to bounce back:’ Prentice gloomy about quick oil recovery. Oil’s price collapse sends shiver across Alberta’s real estate market. Home prices fall also  in Calgary as real estate chill deepens.  Sales are down 7.5 per cent versus a year ago, while the  new listings have   “gushed” 42 per cent higher.  The Bank of Canada’s decision this week to slash its trend-setting interest rate a quarter of a percentage point to 0.75 per cent will not help to pay the high home mortgages many have there. You also cannot borrow more money, or buy more when facing a job cut.  School fees in Alberta triple in five years.   The out-of-pocket cost of sending a child to public schools in Alberta nearly tripled in five years as boards became increasingly dependent on fees to meet their budgets, and the Edmonton police are focusing more energy on   property crimes which  have climbed significantly. There have been 23 break and enters, 28 thefts from vehicles, and 20 thefts of vehicles in the area during the first few weeks of 2015. That is double number of property crimes the neighbourhood experienced at the same time in 2014 .  “The fact that these school fees have increased during a period when this province had record revenues is just not fair to the average Alberta family,”
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While the Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says there’s no chance that the province can “ride things out” while waiting for a rebound in oil prices. Prentice admits  that a full discussion must be held with Albertans to find a way to deal even tax increases, with a decline of $7 billion in resource revenues triggered by a fall in world oil prices to below US$50 a barrel. Alberta’s prideful boast of being the only jurisdiction in Canada without a provincial sales tax will likely soon be history. The province, with a $40-billion budget, expects to take in only $17 billion in combined corporate and personal income tax this year. Prentice also said that public-sector workers are among the best paid in Canada and will need to step up in tough times. Dream on..Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says there are no simple solutions for the revenue shortfall that will be coming from plummeting oil prices and Albertans will feel the consequences.  Alberta can’t just wait for high prices to return: there has to be a focus on cost-cutting while at the same time providing necessary cash for the also significantly reduced  core services. On top of day-to-day deficits, the province also owes $11 billion for borrowing to pay for past capital projects.  Alberta has to  to do a lot more than pray for another oil boom to come along and to presently pay the Bills..The oils sands  too are not the big miracle Alberta had dreamed on.
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CANADA’S PRIME MINISTER’S Stephen Harper bad policy on Oil and Putin, where he says Russia has failed on many  fronts and has had no positive gains NEEDS A Re Adjustment. As in his own province things look really bleaker now too. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was openly  punishing Russia but seems to have inflicted more pain on his own people instead. THE OIL PRICE DROP HAS HIT  CANADA  SEVERELY
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 CALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. slashed $1-billion from its 2015 budget, with oil sands and East Coast projects getting deferred and 1,000 jobs eliminated. That was a day after Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. lopped $2.4-billion from its previously announced 2015 plan  and In oil boom town Fort McMurray, ‘it’s like the place has gone dead’ .  The  Plunging oil prices will cost Canada’s drilling industry close to 23,000 direct and indirect jobs this year, more than were lost during the 2009 downturn, according to updated forecast Thursday by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling. Oil-patch spending cuts  have escalated well into the billions of dollars represent money that won’t go to the Albertan workers. The drillers and oil-field service providers involved in fracking,  maintaining old wells and hauling gear around are just  the thin edge of the wedge in the oil-price collapse as the companies in that sector make even larger cuts to their work forces in the coming months. What a costly Harper fight with Russia for all Canadians.
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Further more a surge of light oil from North Dakota and Texas is cutting into the earnings of Canadians who turn heavy oil sands into a lighter crude that fetches more from refiners. Producers in Alberta, home of the country’s greatest reserves, upgraded 20 percent less of the region’s crude in October than four years earlier, according to the province’s energy regulator. Two of five plants under construction were canceled and the province’s upgrading and refining capacity fell in 2013 for the first time in three decades. Companies are now sending record amounts of the heavy stuff on pipelines and trains to refineries in the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast, Projects including Suncor Energy Inc. (SU)’s Voyageur joint venture with France’s Total SA (FP) and Value Creation Inc.’s BA Energy Heartland were abandoned. Global oil prices, down by more than 50 percent since June, will make upgrading projects even more challenging because the price difference between heavy and light crude is narrower, U.S. output has risen 70 percent in the past five years as producers used horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to tap into previously inaccessible shale rock layers thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. Most of the increase has been in light, sweet crude, similar quality Alberta upgraders get from processing heavy, thick oil sands. The rising flows south of Canadian crude are drawing a backlash in Alberta from labor groups, who say jobs, not just oil, are being exported. Alberta’s 4.6 percent unemployment rate, second lowest in Canada after Saskatchewan, may increase after oil’s 55 percent drop in six months prompted some producers to curtail future investment. “Building upgraders in Alberta is seen by the industry as uneconomic,” Dinara Millington, a vice president at the Canadian Energy Research Institute, said in an e-mail Jan. 13. “The U.S. refining market is being flooded with the light crude and they wouldn’t necessarily want our light stuff.”

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2015-01-20/shale-oil-growth-in-u-dot-s-dot-hurts-canadians-as-well-as-opec

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“Canada, the oil sands’ poor image isn’t just a question of bad PR.  Anti-oil sands sentiment has made it nearly impossible to build the necessary pipeline connections producers need to get all that oil to market. TransCanada Corp.’s crossborder Keystone XL pipeline is in danger of being axed by U.S. President Barack Obama. The industry’s backup plan, Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipelineto shipping terminals on the B.C. coast, has become bogged down in political and environmental controversy. Even TransCanada’s Energy East proposal, a sort of backup for the backup, has encountered unexpected political resistance in Ontario and Quebec—two provinces the diluted bitumen must transit through on its way to refineries in New Brunswick.”

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Canadian exporters now also have also been stung by Russia’s currency crisis and its retaliatory sanctions against the West over the crisis in Ukraine.   Companies from farm-equipment manufacturers to pork producers are affected.  The Russian market bought 563-million dollars worth of Canada’s agricultural exports in 2012 Richard Davies, a vice-president at pork and poultry processor in Caaaanada Olymel,  said the fallout from the Ukraine crisis has had a significant effect. Russia has struck back by slapping a ban on meat, seafood, milk and dairy products, fruit and vegetables from Canada, the U.S., the European Union, and other countries.  The Russian government has also limited subsidies, particularly to its agricultural sector.

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SEE ALSO

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/canadas-oil-sand-projects/

https://putin1hero.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/canadas-prime-mister-is-in-direct-conflict-with-putin/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/albertas-manure-pile/

https://www.google.ca/search?q=thenonconformer+alberta&oq=thenonconformer+alberta

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October 22, 2011

EVEN THE QUEBEC LIBERALS SEEM TO BE TRYING TO COVERUP THE PAST CORRUPTIONS AGAIN

Majority of Quebecers now are still good persons. Corruption in Quebec is often  no worse over the corruptions being allowed in many other provinces, places, even like Alberta, but the Quebec politicians, bad cops  have for decades even now gone out of their way not to do much good about it. Obviously they profited from the corruptions?

A report from Quebec’s anti-collusion unit warns of dire consequences if the province doesn’t clean up the construction industry..

CLEAN UP THE WHOLE PROVINCE NOW TOO, much too many frauds,  tax evaders, bad civil and public servants, bad docotrs and nurses, bad hospital managers included

Finally, the inquiry this province needs so much

Charest’s inquiry: The critics aren’t raving

Construction probe has shaky foundation‎ National Post

Quebec opposition parties favour probing corruption openly‎ CTV.ca

Corruption stories hurting Quebec government: poll

Ex-Montreal top cop calls for inquiry in construction rot‎ CANOE

DECADES LATER Montreal borough’s mayor denounces mafia role in construction

Quebec’s rising political star set to launch new party

FOR DECADES TAXPAYERS MONEY HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO BE ABUSED IN PROJECTS BY THE PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL POLITICS, CIVIL AND PUBLIC SERVANTS, CAUSE QUEBEC IS MUCH TOO SOFT ON CRIMES, WAS, IS A VERY POOR MANAGER OF THE TAX PAYER’S MONEY, CIVIL AND PUBLIC SERVANTS, AND VERY DELIBERATELY IT SEEMS!

For many persons the main reason Quebec did not get any portion of the recent federal ship building contract was the Quebec leaders, Premiers and Mayors included, past and present clear failure even now for decades to deal with the vast, rampant corruptions in the Construction industry and clearly elsewhere.

Two things:

–First, it’s not for the judge to go around asking for subpoena powers, grants of immunity or the status of a full public inquiry. It’s up to the government to determine the parameters of her mandate, and appoint her.

–And second, the premier can’t go around changing his message every day.

This isn’t a question of corruption. It’s a question of competence, a core attribute of governing. This week the Liberals don’t look like a gang; they look like a gang that can’t shoot straight. Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Habs+Liberals+both+flailing/5606715/story.html

The present limited QUEBEC hearings on corruption is still a farce, more of another cover-up is stil how many persons still do see it.

“The costs are justified,” Charest told reporters after participating in Remembrance Day ceremonies in Quebec City. Sylvie Roy, the Action democratique du Quebec legislator who first called in 2009 for a public inquiry into corruption in Quebec’s construction industry, obtained through an access to information request documents from the Quebec transport department detailing $140 million in “extras.” The starting date is November 2009 because that is when extra charges, worth 10 per cent or more of the initial contract, had to be approved by Quebec’s deputy transport minister. That practice was introduced following a report by Auditor-General Renaud Lachance, who called on the department to tighten up on the extra payments. Lachance has been named to the Charbonneau Commission, now re-constituted under Quebec’s public inquiries act, with a two-year mandate to probe all aspects of corruption and collusion in public-sector construction contracts.  In his report on collusion to rig bids on transport department contracts, former Montreal police chief Jacques Duchesneau detailed the practice of contractors making low bids to win contracts, then returning to the department seeking extra amounts to cover factors they say they did not know about when they made their bids. Roy told reporters. “The situation is pathetic. Nothing has changed.”

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/they-cannot-claim-ignorance-about-the-perversities/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/exemplary-pubic-exposure-and-prosecution-of-the-guilty/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/starved-to-death-in-a-hospital/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/it-is-a-very-low-proportion-of-medical-personnel-that-are-disciplined/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/quebec-ombudsman-saint-germain/

.. what about real justice here and elsewhere?

Quebec Premier Jean Charest made an about-face and placed the probe into corruption and collusion in the construction industry under the Public Inquiry Commissions Act, which grants it full constraining powers to conduct its investigation.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/in-about-face-charest-gives-construction-probe-full-powers/article2231288/ 
  

October 12, 2011

Exemplary Pubic exposure and prosecution of the guilty

What has now oftem amazed me is that I have often met not only immoral professionals, bad civil and public servants but visible crooks who would regulary attend a church now too and for whatever reason.. Crooks are all around us and they do need to be stopped.

Follow the money trail and you will get to a supposedly another previously unseen big iceberg of lies, thefts, deception.. the vices are all much more common over what we are lead to believe clearly as well.. for too many people do often steal to get richer by any means they can.. even executives, business persons, corporations, professionals and housewives it seems.. and the civil and public servants, politicians are not excluded here.

No such thing as a little bit pregnant when it comes to taxpayers money abuses now as well..

Exemplary Pubic exposure and prosecution of the guilty serves everyone’s best interest, it may help to reform the crooks as well.

 

 Most marriages tend to end up in divorce becaue of one spouses inability to forgive, laziness, unrealistic expecations, uncontrolled sexual lust amongst other things.. These days it is very likley that you get divorced as likley as you will get cancer or a heart disease.. and many divorces are ALSO caused even by outside influences.. such by the input of bad persons too… demons such as lawyers, bad judges, relatives and the  bad pastors too..  http://thefocusonthefamily.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/marriage-breakdown/

Civilians should probe police shootings: activists Montreal Gazette – MONTREAL – Police shootings in Quebec should be investigated by a review board composed entirely of civilians, say Quebec’s Ligue des droits et libertés and an organization that protects the rights of the homeless.The call for an end to one police force being assigned to probe shootings committed by another comes four months after a homeless man and passerby were fatally shot by Montreal police in a failed attempt to subdue the former. Ligue co-ordinator Nicole Filion said that while Public Security Minister Robert Dutil was open to changing the present system of investigating police shootings, the suggestion that a review board include police and civilians was off the mark. Filion argued that lawyers could serve on the board and not be a part of “the blue brotherhood.” “It could be (staffed by) lawyers … but civilians could also be trained. If police can be trained to conduct investigations, civilians can, as well.” The Sûreté du Québec investigated the shooting. Its findings were turned over to the province’s bureau of criminal prosecutions two weeks ago and are being studied to determine whether charges are warranted.
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Civilians+should+probe+police+shootings+activists/5671776/story.html

Ex-PMO aide Carson left Calgary school with debt.‎ Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former senior adviser, Bruce Carson, charged thousands of dollars in personal expenses to the federally funded think-tank he headed for just over two years. Carson is already under investigation for possible influence-peddling and illegal lobbying last year in a failed attempt to land federal contracts for a shady company employing his then girlfriend, a former escort. While no one is saying exactly what personal expenses got Carson into hot water, one source says a lot of the charges to the credit card were for travel.Documents show Carson owned homes in Ontario with various girlfriends most of the time he was working at the Calgary-based institute. Carson’s history of money problems dates back more than 30 years.A lawyer until the early 1980s, he was convicted of defrauding clients, disbarred and sent to jail. He was convicted again in 1990, that time for defrauding a rental car company, and given a suspended sentence.He declared personal bankruptcy in the early 1990s, and was in serious trouble with creditors almost continuously over most of the past three decades. It remains a mystery how someone with that kind of track record could make it through all the security screening ordinarily required to become one of the prime minister’s closest advisers http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/11/pol-vp-weston-carson.html

Quebec ex-family minister charged with fraud‎., the former family minister in Premier Jean Charest’s Quebec cabinet, The Montreal-area legislator who was the most scandal-prone minister in Charest’s scandal-plagued government, has been slapped with three criminal charges in the latest ethics embarrassment to befall the government. Tony Tomassi faces charges of fraud and breach of trust. They stem from accusations that he accepted material rewards from a company that had received government money. Last year, he was forced to resign amid accusations that he had been using a credit card supplied to him by a private security firm — a firm that had received millions in government grants. In the weeks before his departure, Tomassi had also been battered with allegations of cronyism in the awarding of contracts for public day-care permits. The charges against Tomassi stemmed from the work of that provincial anti-corruption unit,

and how many thousand more are there now too..

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/a-good-name-is-rather-to-be-chosen-over-great-riches/

It is a very low proportion of medical personnel that are disciplined

IMAGINE THIS TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE STILL DYING FROM THIS DECADES OLD SHIT DISEASE AND CONTINUALLY, AND FOR DECADES EVEN IN QUEBEC, CANADA, AND NO ONE IS JAILED FOR IT.. NOT EVEN THE HEALTH MINISTERS https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/shit-disease-c-difficile-related-deaths-highest-in-recent-years-is-still-totally-unacceptable/

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It was interesting to me to read the various news spins being done on a report done by the researchers at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital about our bad doctors. Supposedly another tip of the iceberg, as there are very low proportion of doctors that are disciplined even because it a serious obstacle course where doctors are not allowed to complain about the other doctors, and ordinary persons, others they are are not qualified to make any medical, professional judgments.

 No such thing as a little bit pregnant, and I am sure that it is same doctors who commit sexual transgressions are also guilty of other major immoral acts such as tax evasions.

I have laid complaints directly against 5 bad Canadian doctors and none were ever properly dealt with. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/canadas-health-care-fiascos/

Undisciplined Doctors, like Policeman, Nurses do now get complacent with daily routine and forget how to act properly. More attention is needed for safeguard. Present “Discipline means nothing.If you bring a complaint of fraud,cover up,concealment,abuse and report anything that is in violation of the health act don’t be surprised if things aren’t covered up.The fact that 98 percent of patients never receive a penny in compensation is a little more telling.24,000 people die every year in Canada due to medical mistakes. 87,500 patients admitted annually to Canadian acute care hospitals report an adverse event.5.2 million people according to the CIHI reported an adverse event(preventable medical error). The serious stuff that is reported is not made public so people have no idea what is being covered up. ”

TORONTO — One-fifth of doctor disciplinary cases in the last decade involved repeat offenders, suggesting a need for greater monitoring, researchers at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital have concluded. The researchers looked at the cases of doctors who were disciplined by their provincial medical licensing bodies between 2000 and 2009. Of the 606 cases in total, they found that 92 per cent of those doctors were men and that a majority were family physicians who had been practising for a long time. “It’s a very low proportion of doctors that are disciplined.” But of the doctors who are disciplined, there are many repeat offenders, the research found. Fifty-one doctors committed 64 repeat offences, or 19 per cent of the total offences. Seven of the doctors had been disciplined three times and two had been disciplined four times. The most common violation was sexual misconduct, which accounted for 20 per cent of the cases. Those offences, as well as standard-of-care issues and unprofessional conduct, made up more than half of the violations. Most of the doctors who were disciplined by their local medical licensing authorities over the last 10 years were family doctors who had been practising a long time, a new study finds. The most common penalties in the disciplinary cases were fines, imposed in 27 per cent of the incidents. That was followed by suspensions, which occurred 19 per cent of the time. The median fine amount was $4,000 and the median suspension length was four months.Doctors had their licences revoked in six per cent of the cases. The study appears in the journal Open Medicine. The study did not include the three territories where such information is not publicly available.

And the study also exposes how little standardization there is in Canada when it comes to publicly reporting disciplinary action against doctors, and how much remains unknown about the true scope of complaints against physicians. For instance, some information about disciplinary action against doctors was incomplete on various provincial websites and no information was publicly available from the territories. Chaim Bell, lead author of the study, physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and associate professor in medicine and health policy, management and evaluation at the University of Toronto, said the findings indicate the need for a national system that can allow improved public access to information about disciplinary action against doctors. The study was conducted by gathering publicly-available data from various Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons across Canada, which are medical licensing authorities and conduct disciplinary hearings when there are complaints against doctors. The problem is that complaints against doctors remain confidential unless it leads to a formal disciplinary hearing. While the study notes that cases of negligence, sexual abuse or concerns over professionalism are serious and usually lead to disciplinary action, there are questions about complaints against doctors that may never be released publicly. For that reason, it’s also unclear what the exact number of complaints against doctors is in Canada.It’s also difficult to get information from certain years from various provincial medical bodies, Dr. Bell said.It’s a problem that highlights the need for improved transparency as it relates to complaints against doctors, he said. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-news/more-than-600-doctors-punished-for-misconduct-in-canada-study/article2197463/

A national database should be created to make it easier for patients to monitor bad doctors, says the author of a recent study tracking physicians who have been disciplined.
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1068227

 

Viciously we need a consumer evaluation system, such as the ones in some universities where you graded your own professor annually, even for the doctors and the hospitals.. And we still do need to have much better hospital ombudsman who will incorporate real changes.. so things can change for the better…

do see also https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/very-wide-regional-health-discrepancies/

October 11, 2011

Very Wide Regional Health discrepancies

 are unacceptable also

When you and your parents start to get much older you start to have more significant experiences it seems even with Medicare. politicians, civil and public servants too.. You find out sadly how good the services are when you do need them. We have one Medicare system in Canada, but the quality of services differs not only by provinces, cities, but even by local regions.. and why is that?

For example in the city of Montreal I have too often now even been to both realy bad Hospitals and realy good ones.. the bad ones include the Verdun Hospital and the West Island Hospital, McGill Royal Victoria Hospital where the pretentious bad hospitals and even bad doctors provide mostly lip service to health care but they still do not address the persons real medicare problems, while the good ones, the good hospitals such as Hospital Notre Dame, Hospital Hotel Dieu, and I have been seen by good doctors, they do seriously try to help a persons to have all of their health problems resolved. Even in one Hospital such as the Montreal General Hospital you can have a significant variation in the quality of services from one medical department over another. I have often wondered why such a great discrepancies exists, and obviously some local health managers are much better over the others.

Viciously we need a consumer evaluation system, such as the ones in some universities where you graded your own professor annually, even for the doctors and the hospitals.. And we still do need to have much better hospital ombudsman who will incorporate real changes.. so things can change for the better…

..ASAP

Now I have dealt with the CLC clinics in 5 different regions and only 2/5 were acceptable.. the CLC in Montreal,  Rosemount has been excellent, they weekly do effectively visit my mother and check up on her..

do see also https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/canadas-rapidly-increasing-aging-seniors/

October 8, 2011

THE WAY JUSTICE, POLICE RUNS IN CANADA

All you have to do is to read and hear the Canadian new and you will know continually how the incompetent, pretentious the federal, provincial and municipal governments are and how they now do a realy bad job of managing our tax dollars, and our civil and public servants and thus you will thus never be surprised as to why a major significant portion of your hard earned money continues wrongfully to go to taxes even under the new Conservative government. Putting more of your tax dollars to cover the poor , pretentious, inadequate work of our politicians, civil and public savants is a continual waste, an attempt to fill a bucket full of large draining holes. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/undeniably-canadas-gravy-train-continues-to-cause-our-taxes-to-increase/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/g20-police-misconduct-probe-partially-reopened/

 

EVEN THE RCMP IS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY OF IT’S ACTIONS!

The Ontario Provincial Police laid a string of charges in March against CSC, including three counts of offering security services while not licensed, two counts of failing to ensure proper uniforms and one charge of hiring an unlicensed guard for the G20 and G8 summits. Many of its top executives were also charged. The private security company Contemporary Security Canada WHO WAS awarded a controversial $21-million contract to do checkpoint screening inside the security perimeters at last year’s G8 and G20 summits in Ontario has pleaded guilty to doing business without a licence ahead of the event in an Ottawa court plead ED guilty and agree do a $45,000 fine. The Crown dropped most of those charges — including the more than 20 against company officials , telling the court that it was the RCMP that solicited CSC’s business and granted the contract without considering bids from other, licensed Ontario security firms. There were concerns that the RCMP contract award was influenced by the fact a vice-president of CSC parent company Aeroguard was a 35-year veteran of the Mounties. CSC bid on the lucrative G8/G20 contract at the invitation of the RCMP 2½ months before the summit, even though both the Mounties and the company knew CSC wasn’t properly licensed to operate in Ontario under the province’s Private Security and Investigative Services Act. The Mounties solicited the bid from CSC, a Vancouver-based joint venture between Canadian security firm Aeroguard and U.S.-based Contemporary International, AND it already had expertise as the private security company for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, for which CSC landed two RCMP contracts worth a total of $164 million. Three other security firms that were already licensed in Ontario say they bid substantially less — between $8 million and $16 million — on the G8/G20 contract than the $21 million CSC was paid, but the RCMP excluded those companies for various reasons. The Mounties said for instance that Garda didn’t have adequate X-ray machines, even though it runs the screening at many Canadian airports, and that G4S had unsatisfactory references, despite the fact the company was contracted for previous international summits in London and Pittsburgh. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/g8-g20-security-firm-fined-45-000-220219728.html

a $45,000 fine for a $21-million contract is not even a slap on the wrist.. as all corruption, the abuse of THE entrusted power for any economic gains is always unacceptable

WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS ONE OF OURS. A CULTURE OF MISMANAGEMENT, DECEPTION, CORRUPTIONS BY ANY CIVIL, PUBLIC SERVANTS, POLICE, RCMP, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IS STILL ALSO NEVER RIGHTFULLY ACCEPTABLE IN CANADA. I RIGHTFULLY SAY AND DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND NO MORE CORRUPTIONS!

You know I get a kick out of those lying spin  doctors, from police officers, bad cops, union representatives, police lovers  who say that bad people, bad cops and their bad supervisors too they  can always be rehabilitated, retrained.. The hypocrtical police tend not to believe that bad cons can be helped only bad cops… and how many millions of them now has this happened to them.. almost none.. a bad apple tends to get worse.. The RCMP maximum 10 days punishment is always absurd, permanent dismissal is what is always needed with the bad cops and their clearly bad superiors who had managed and hired them too.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/liars-mounties-misleading-everyone/

B.C. Mountie accused of punching teen had faced previous disciplinary hearing

The RCMP officers now  are not all saints..rather too often far from it.. http://www.rcmpwatch.com/

AND IF YOU THINK I TRUST ANYTHING THE RCMP SAYS OR DOES, DO GET REAL.. ESPECIALLY WHEN TOO MANY AT LEAST 50 % OF CANADA’S POLICE OFFICERS TOO OFTEN ARE DRUNK.. RCMP INCLUDED.. THEIR EXCUSE IS THEY DRINK ALCOHOL DUE TO THE JOB PRESSURES.. WELL I DO NOT USE THAT FALSE EXCUSE. WE CAN READILY KNOW THE VICES THAT OFTEN FOLLOW DRINKING ALCOHOL https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/drink-alcohol-and-die/

Drug or alcohol impaired vehicular driving by men and women and not the actual driving speed are still the key factor in the majority of the traffic accidents … http://thenonconformer.blogspot.com/2007/10/policing-facts-related-to-vehicular.html

Positive Changes need to start at the top EVEN WITH THE RCMP!  The RCMP already should already have enough skills, personnel expertise to monitor spending, the quality of all work being done by all  outside firms even to prevent collusion in contract bidding. For even the RCMP it seems relies too heavily on the decency, ethics of outside contractors , all who as we still we tend to know they cannot be trusted. The RCMP should have had readily project Project managers, project management training, such as even how to write contract specifications in a way that ensures adequate competition, to monitor spending, the quality of work by outside firms and thus hopefully it will prevent collusion in contract bidding.. These essential resources will always bring about a decrease in projects costs through better project management and provide even a better control over prices and bids that now should have been part of all RCMP bid tenders, issuing already. Project management and project engineering by far is not a new science but has already been elsewhere a standard practice for bid tendering’s, management for deadest too and is part of the finance, purchasing, legal, computer-systems departments Project managers in the rest of Canada have even already now existed the last 50 years.. so why has the RCMP now too been dragging it’s heals here for deadest even?

 

THERE ARE REASONS WHY WE DEMAND PROPER. FAIR, OPEN BIDS EVEN BY THE RCMP!

ALSO NOW ALL OF TAXPAYER’S MONEY ABUSES THAT WE DO HEAR ABOUT BY GOVERNMENTS, CIVIL AND PUBLIC SERVANTS ARE ALL UNACCEPTABLE AND ALSO LIKELY JUST THE TIP OF A BIG ICEBERG.

DO SEE https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/follow-the-money-trail/

Still not one person responsible for the deaths were even prosecuted

ST-HYACINTHE, Quebec — Following a Quebec coroner’s report investigating the deaths between May and November of 2006, where more than 50 victims were affected by a C. difficile outbreak at Honoré-Mercier Hospital five years ago, his report was scathing detailing even – hands insufficiently washed, rooms improperly disinfected, a serious lack of health and safety guidelines prevalent at the hospital according. Next more than 50 victims of a C. difficile outbreak at the Quebec Honoré-Mercier Hospital five years ago – including the families of 16 people who died as a direct result – they all will split a $1 million settlement of a class action law suit. Likley it will be less than $50,000 for each family after the lawyers fees and court costs are included. The out-of-court settlement must still be submitted to a judge for final approval.

Note that while this is the first time in Quebec history the much too many people who contracted C. difficile in a hospital now some, a few were even compensated financially, it is also note mentioning that still not one Government or Hospital administrators, employee, the people directly responsible for the patients deaths were ever rightfully prosecuted for their manslaughter, their unacceptable actions and this is still unacceptable. The citizen undeniably had to take the law in their own hands while the Quebec Government, Federal Government, Health Ministers, departments did not do anything legally about it since they clearly and wrongfully do not value the life of even one citizen.

Quebec is already known to be soft on the crimes involving the abuse of it’s citizens by the civil and public servants, government officials. So is Ontario, BC and Alberta  now..

We go into hospitals to receive treatment to an illness or disease, but those who receive invasive surgery are at risk for several different hospital acquired infections. Many of them preventable too. http://publichealthadministration.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/keeping-yourself-safe-against-hospital-acquired-infections/

Get real!!!! Everyone now must act now to get hospitals reporting C. difficile and deal with the problem too.
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/shit-disease-cure-a-c-diff-system-that-works/

Infection-control gaps at hospital highlight report Toronto Star – A confidential report on Ontario’s worst outbreak of C. difficile reveals major gaps in infection control at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington – findings that suggest other hospitals in the province are still vulnerable today.

TORONTO – A deadly outbreak of a highly contagious superbug at an Ontario hospital claimed the lives of one-third of the patients afflicted with the disease, a far greater toll than previously believed. . http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080508.wcdifficile08/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/home

AND BY THE END OF THE YEAR THOUSANDS MORE WILL HAVE DIED NEEDLESSLY TOO. unacceptable.. deal WITH IT TODAY!!! We do not live in the dark ages for shit Diseases is caused by poor cleanliness, poor hygiene, poor sanitation at the Hospital, who have been hiring NOT ONLY LAZY BAD employees but they have FOR AN UNACCEPTABLE DECADE NOW TOO AND MANY THEY been cutting back on their MAINTENANCE COSTS and this has been NOW CLEARLY LEADING their criminal murderous acts OF THE CITIZENS. Do take ALL OF THE HEALTH MINISTERS KNOW BEFORE A FIRING SQUAD AND SHOOT THEM, for THAT WOULD BE A RIGHT START TOO.

The Government of Ontario even is putting more lives at risk by not moving more quickly to require hospitals to report infections like C. difficile in the wake of 62 deaths at a hospital in Burlington, Ont., An estimated 1,200 people will die before the end of the year as a result of such infections, which can be prevented if more dramatic action is taken..” Hospital Union Leaders do now even confirm that “Because of the financial pressure, cleaners and cleaning supervisors are told to prioritize and rotate cleaning schedules. There’s not enough attention being paid to the basic cleaning of the facilities, and as a result, there are huge problems.” Ironically the demand for the workers to work to the slow down rules by the union had often also escalated these Health problems now too. The union is calling on the province to hire more hospital cleaners and require hospitals to review their infection-control practices to prevent the kind of outbreak experienced at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and other Ontario hospitals, plus the unions as well all need to allow the hospital workers to work more effectively now too. http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/shit-disease/

“A recent study published by the Journal of General Internal Medicine reported a 10 percent spike in teaching hospital deaths during the month of July due to medical errors.” CNN Health Blog

Some things seem to never change, such as cold calloused, pretentious governmental Ministers, Health Ministers and their subordinates especially  included, mostly all  who really do not care if the others live or die, as long as they alone survive  it seems still too.

Hospitals in Canada are mainly still here for the good care, safety, health of the patients. But this is not happening too often.  http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/11/08/report-card-failed-canadas-hospitals-and-health-ministers/

Read more here about the shit disease here too..

http://en.wordpress.com/tag/shit-disease/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/did-you-ever-notice-how-the-ostrich-health-ministers-refuse-to-basically-address-the-perverse-pretentious-medicare/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/the-sad-unacceptable-tragedies-in-canada%e2%80%99s-too-often-perverse-medical-care-systems/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/positive-changes-need-to-start-at-the-top/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/professional-medical-incompetences/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/the-reality-about-canadas-medicare/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/quebec-ombudsman-saint-germain/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/the-dishonest-pretentious-quebec-hospital-ombudsmen-health-ministers/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/we-pay-taxes-and-still-get-lousy-services/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/the-useless-quacks/

..etc.,

October 3, 2011

Positive Changes need to start at the top

Hospitals in Canada are mainly still here for the good care, safety, health of the patients. But this is not happening too often. For example- All the hospitals must exercise “the greatest control over all aspects of the work over all of the staff, doctors, nurses, technicians included . But undeniably in Quebec too too many nursing employees were, are working for private agencies outside the hospital, so a full accountability, control is clearly lacking. Even in Quebec now there still is a growing reliance by hospitals, old age homes, on using private nursing agencies. Bad nurses and bad doctors rarely face any negative personal consequences. The gravy trains have to be discontinued.

The Quebec government for decades is soft on crime and is wrongfully reluctant to punish any of the bad guys cause they would likely have to start also with themselves.

Too many Montreal-area hospitals, have been or are relying on the agencies as along term solution to fill their staff shortages even in nursing and other health-care professions. Now even the agency nurses cannot provide a continuity of care to patients since the agencies essentially remain a place of transit for health professionals. persons, nurse who too often work in one hospital one week and in another the next, and they also tend to work on different floors, do change PATIENTS daily as well.

The nurses  clear lack of continual interest in or continual knowledge of the patients needs has even caused undeniably and unacceptably too numerous medication errors, and much too often now as well.. that no one in the governments seems to want to deal with the issue again. This is not surprising as not much good is being done and many another governing areas at the federal and provincial, municipal levels, resulting in a degeneration of many of the existing institutions, functions, care.

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Sadly we all can readily know even for decades, as it is now being fully exposed, it is mainly as a result that there is an unacceptable laissez faire, pass the buck attitude, even in Quebec and in Montreal, especially among the governments, politicians, civil and public servant and by many citizens also, a bad attitude still existing by too many persons, and thus as a direct result too many tax payers paid persons do hide behind this unacceptable malaise as a reason for them not doing anything positive, concrete about the growing visible, clear inadequacies.

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“Things need to change.”Hani Beitinjaneh, banker. “He listened to the promises made by city and provincial officials, but found them vague and inadequate”. “None of the recommendations have been enacted. “ I started seeing the city the way it actually is.”“The city is crumbling, and nobody is doing anything. Nobody is maintaining it, nobody is taking care of it.” “We assume people are doing their jobs. They are not.” “It’s like things happen and people say. ‘Oh, okay.’ Let’s say you know that this animal bites and it bites you. Oh, well, let him bite another person, another kid. Well no, you can’t. You know that this animal has a problem and you have to fix that problem.” “We expect that in a country like Canada things improve and get better. A mistake is made and then you correct it. “But they are not correcting their mistakes. And then they get busy with other things.” “We pride ourselves on being Montrealers. What is Montreal? Montreal is people, and the infrastructure around them. Then you start to see the decay of the infrastructure. We have to worry about the future of the community we live in.” “It’s not one person, it’s the whole system that needs to be changed. ” http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Hani+Beitinjaneh+broken+hearted+city+breaking+down/5485731/story.html

Positive Changes need to start at the top.. and all of the top management bad persons need to be exemplary fired, replaced immediately in Hospitals, government, governmental departments, police, etc.,

The former PQ cabinet minister -François Legault, co-founder of the new Coalition for the Future of Quebec  would sweep the province if an election were held now – http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Jean+Charest+Liberals+preparing+Hurricane+Legault/5595773/story.html

see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/quebec-ombudsman-saint-germain/  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/inadequate-pain-medication-in-hospitals-etc/

.. good changes needed immediately,  ASAP

 

June 25, 2010

We need more red light cameras elsewhere too! Cars, getting pulled over, police officers, Tickets,

Do we really need more red traffic light speeding cameras or just more cameras rather now? The clearest thing is the red light cameras have not changed driving habits? We all know red light and speed cameras are paced for profit? http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/revenue-generating-traffic-tickets/
 
New Analysis Shows More Crashes at Chicago Intersections With Red Light Cameras  “They’ve vastly overstated the benefits of the red-light cameras,” http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/red-light-cameras-chicago-crashes-accidents-20100607
Revenue or Safety? Colorado Officials Admit Red Light Cameras are all About more Revenue. It turns out that what the city believes are the locations in need of the biggest safety improvements aren’t necessarily going to be the locations that get cameras http://photoradarscam.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/revenue-or-safety-colorado-officials-admit-red-light-cameras-about-revenue/
The speed limit was 45 mph, which meant that, according to the guidelines set by the county, the yellow light ought to be illuminated for 4.5 seconds.  how many are not on long enough? There has been some nationwide consternation as to whether the dark pressures of finance have been brought to bear upon counties to such a degree that light durations have been sneakily curtailed. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20002210-71.html
I am known to be a common sense radical. One of the oldest rule in Journalism is to follow the money trail, do follow the expense account statements, follow all of the tax payer’s money  expenditures included but here also do here follow the employee trails now as well. And  you do not have to be an auditor, accountant to do that to see what the the  civil and public servants, managers, supervisors too now  are doing firsthand.
Just merely often sit in the city hall, police stations, hospitals, nursing and old age homes and do also follow the employees, do see how many times their paths cross your path as well, see what they are actually doing, how many are just walking around, how many are doing their own personal business on tax payer’s money time now too. Now do the same thing with a TV camera.
City hall is so ready to put red light cameras on traffic lights as per cheaper alternative  like lengthening the red lights so  first do rightfully rightfully first that they put TV cameras, direct on home TVs especially on our tax paid  civil and public servants  employees. And  so do  put them also in in aldermen offices, in all of the city hall employees rooms, cafeterias, snack bars, hallways.
Here is what I see anyway for decades when I enter a the   civil and public servants  work place, I often do still see employees gathered  together in bunches in hallways, rooms, nursing stations, triage, all chit chatting, gossiping, have a great time with each other joking around, Now when I come back another day after my making these observations known to all and when they see me there is a clear expression of great, white fear on their faces, and they disperse, do rather start working, and do  jokingly or sarcastically even call me “the Supervisor” at the federal, provincial, municipal government offices
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People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks.
Now again recently I HAVE TOO OFTEN SEEN SENIOR NURSES HIDING AWAY LOOKING ON THEIR COMPUTERS, BEING ON THE INTERNET, WHILE PATIENTS WERE IN SERIOUS PAIN, AGONY, PATIENTS RATHER NEEDING THEIR ATTENTION.
Canadian health care ranks second to last compared with seven industrialized nations, according to a recent report by a private U.S. foundation that monitors and researches international health-care systems. The Commonwealth Fund studied the health-care systems of Canada, the U.S., Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the U.K., and found that only the American system ranks lower than Canada’s. http://www.canada.com/sports/2010wintergames/Canada+health+care+system+better+only+than+America+Report/3200336/story.html
Tax agency workers caught wasting time on web The Canadian Press  OTTAWA  Misuse of the Internet and email systems is by far the most common problem cited by the agency’s internal affairs and fraud prevention division. – Some Canada Revenue Agency workers have been spending far too much time browsing the Internet and sending offensive emails — and not enough time collecting taxes. Internal reports show an average of 85 employees a year are disciplined for wasting their work days surfing the web, setting up sports pools, sending chain letters, promoting “illegal substances,” sharing offensive cartoons and running pyramid schemes. Crap!!! ” (One) employee browsed the Internet an average of three hours and 32 minutes per day,” says one investigation report from last July, or about half the shift. “He installed four unauthorized software (programs) on his workstation.” Managers at the Canada Revenue Agency were lenient in their undisclosed discipline of the employee because of his “good performance” — even though it was a second offence, says the report. A year earlier, the same worker had been caught browsing the Internet an average of two hours and 25 minutes each day. Another employee — found to be web-surfing an average of 83 minutes a day — was also given lenient treatment in view of his “remorsefulness.”  The Canadian Press reported last  that agency employees have also been caught reading confidential tax files of ex-spouses, family members, creditors and others without authorization. Officials uncovered an average of 29 of these more serious cases each year — including one instance in which a female employee downloaded 37,500 emails and 776 documents onto personal CDs.
And you know that is all so common in many places now too, our civil and public servants, wasting, stealing the tax payer’s money    and those in house security TV’ cameras should now all rather be used to fine them all as well. Fine the offending in civil and public servants,  and not just the red light speeders.
PS I rightfully suggest that you put them also in the local  motels, hotels, police bars, local restaurants and measure how long the  civil and public servants. legislative members, do even also  take for their lunches, coffee breaks too.
We need full ACCOUNTABILITY , TRANSPARENCY, AUDITS
No RCMP ALCOHOLICS IT SEEMS
Cash grab and not a serious attempt on improving safety on the road
The Conservative Party that firstly promised to be different
NO END IN SIGHT TO POLITICIANS ABUSE OF TAX PAYER’S MONEY! WHY?
DO YOU BELIEVE THE CRAP THEY HAND OUT STILL?
Canada’s too often bad Justice Ministers
Police working hard to keep up their reputation as bad guys
Canada’s rapidly increasing aging seniors
Hospital deaths account for half of deaths annually
We need full ACCOUNTABILITY , TRANSPARENCY, AUDITS
PROFESSIONALS.. WHAT A JOKE..

 
Majority of accidents are caused by the drunk drivers firstly still. Police do not regularly, actively, year around purse them and why?  More people die from alcohol, drugs, hospital neglect, and yet more money is being paid on catching mainly the  speeders.. Police do not mind harassing still the ordinary folks with revenue generating  traffic, parking, speeding tickets though https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

April 22, 2010

Police working hard to keep up their reputation as bad guys

Officer fired after being charged The Province – A Vancouver police officer was fired within hours of being arrested and charged with four criminal offences, including drug dealing while on the job, said Chief Const.    Chu said Peter Hodson was arrested at police headquarters Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and “charged with trafficking in marijuana, two counts of breach of trust, one for selling drugs and the other for the illegal use of a police database. In addition, he was charged with break-and-enter with the intent to commit extortion.” Chu noted that Hodson was arrested and charged with impaired driving as well as driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood while off duty in November. Those charges are still before the court.

 

British Columbia. officer fired for drug trafficking Ottawa Citizen

BC cop sacked after pot charges Toronto Sun

Vancouver Sun – CTV.ca – News1130
 
and how many more are there now still like him too Canada wide?
 

Why do the police not prosecute the drunk drivers all year more consistently now too? “Of the 645 sexual assaults that were reported to our service in 2009, more than 40 per cent were alcohol-facilitated sexual assaults,” A sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. She said no means no the first time, and another drink can’t change that.“ We need people to understand that consent cannot be given if the person is impaired by alcohol: If they’re passed out, if they’re unconscious, if they’re sleeping,”  Supt. Danielle Campbell,   head of the Edmonton Police Criminal Investigations Division. It seems most alcohol-facilitated sexual assault doesn’t seem to be about miscommunication, or misconceptions of consent.  Rather, it is about men who use alcohol to incapacitate women for the purpose of raping them, and who do it over and over again like they know what they ‘re doing and are doing it on purpose. Do even the police do the same thing as well?

 
see also
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/old-news-rcmp-still-boozing-and-driving-too/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/unproportional-prison-representation/
 
 

February 2, 2010

GREAT EXAMPLE OF A TWO TIER HEALTH SYSTEM IN CANADA Oh Danny BOY

 

 

Useless Watchdog ready to handle ER probes.
It is misleading to say that the lack of Hospital beds is the sole problem..
 
Do you even  know what the actual patient waiting time  is to see a cardiologist  for example outside of the hospital, or an eye doctor, or a  skin specialist, a knee specialist  for a start?
 
Having been to the emergency about 7 times at least this year alone with my senior father there are 3 things essential for all for a start  to note..
 
1 People who are seriously ill cannot generally  be helped by their family doctors, cause they  still generally  do not have the essential medical skills or even access to the essential medical tests..
 
Only hospital tend to have the best, essential testing equipment, medical personnel .. so the lack of emergency room or hospital beds  here  now is not the sole problem..
 
in reality rather the root problem is the lack of hospital staff to test the sick people 24 hours per day and seven days a week since the good hospital staff, medical technicians and doctors  tend to work 9-5 and  five days a week only.. and this is the root problem
 
Generally too many inadequate, pretentious medical test are also still being done initially too by the family doctors and emergency rooms one too.
 
2 What the lack of emergency and hospital  beds now also means though is that the patient cannot firstly get medically diagnosed and get get their blood tests done within the first 4 hours..
 
so they can if needed be put into an emergency bed for 48 hours and next if needed.. transferred to the Hospital bed for 10 days at the most where more medical  tests can be done…
 
what we here also really still do need is not more beds.. but hospital medical testing facilities to be available 7 days a week, 24 hours per day..
 
3 The lack of proven, skilled medical personnel is still problem especially, especially   in emergency rooms and elsewhere..
 
for instance inexperienced, nurses and inexperienced  doctors should not be allowed to look after  the patients in the emergency room.. Reality   rather here  we need qualified and experienced medical personnel here and   24 hours per day and seven days a week here.. which too often is not the case too…
 
4 Now I myself have been to the emergency room at least 5 times the last few years.. 
 
Note this I had 5 different doctors at the same hospital give 5 different reason for my sickness initially and none of them were right.. the actual sickness was determined only after I was admitted and serious testing done..
 
In many  other instances the emergency room could not help me or others cause they did not have at all the proper medical experts available at all in the emergency room.. since they tend to  too often concentrate, specialize in recognizing  heart attacks, cancer , broken bones mainly  it seems.
 

Oh well if you cannot get good medical servcie   in Canada you can go to the states if you are rich..
 

 

WHILE THE RICH PREMIER GOES TO THE US HIS  FOR HEALTH CARE. Kennedy told of health woes in Lab West CBC –  Hundreds of people packed a Labrador City meeting hall Thursday night to lay out a litany of health care problems, including tragic stories of loss, to Newfoundland and Labrador’s health minister. Stories ranged from a shortage of medical specialists to a lack of equipment to harrowing waits for air ambulances.

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. -Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams  is rightfully getting cooked alive in the comments section of many websites for his own choosing to head to the States for medical care.  Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams has left the province for heart surgery , but his office wouldn’t whether it will be done in Canada or the United States. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Matthews didn’t disclose the details of the procedure or say exactly when or where it will occur.  “I can confirm that Premier Williams did leave the province this morning and will be undergoing heart surgery,” she said in an email. And next we find out he went to the US. What message does this act  send to ordinary Canadians?-Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams do you know something the rest of us don’t?

AND WHAT THE REST OF THE CITIZENS OF Newfoundland and Labrador ALSO GET SENT TO ANOTHER PROVINCE FOR HEART SURGERY OR WHAT IN REALITY??

The rich Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador is rightfully being accused of having a double standard, not being a great example as well, claiming concern for Canadians and the people of his province, he clearly now does everything it takes to stay alive in the American health system and not in the Canadian one even. And when he is rightfully criticized for this his supporters demand privacy, but a person in public office does not get privacy and he already knew that when he took his office. If this  senior government official — one who arguably knows all the ins-and-outs of the province’s health care — doesn’t trust his own  health-care system that he administers, or if he also doesn’t want to wait in line like everyone else, it says something important about his health care. Now this head of a Canadian provincial government has made his judgment: American health care is superior to Canada’s because he did too little to change it as well.. And  in seeking out U.S. medical expertise, the Premier bypassed renowned and elite cardiac-care units in Toronto , Ottawa, Montreal. And by exiting as he did (sans explanation), he succeeded in rekindling the smouldering sources of angst that dog Canada’s health system: the quality of care, wait times and the nature of the choices available to those with means and those without as well..

Premier Danny Williams is recovering from heart surgery performed Thursday in the United States. It’s not known what type of procedure the 60-year-old Williams underwent or where the surgery was done. This is not a great example of transparency and accountability as well..

 If that don’t beat all . A Premier of Canada went to the U.S. to have a procedure . And , if this don’t beat all This guy is a government official, and so he gets paid by the taxpayer. What does he do with our money, he spends it in America. I have never heard him say anything bad about our health care, and then he does something like this? Perhaps he should check the meaning of double-standard, since he clearly believes in them. Wishing you a speedy recovery Mr. Williams, because when you get home you got a lot of explaining to do. “recovering at an undisclosed medical facility in the United States” The “premier’s office is offering no comment”  “won’t even confirm that he underwent the surgery”   Why all the “top secret” games?  What else does he hide now too?  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/02/04/nl-williams-surgery-204.html

 Premier Danny Williams, new slogans – “Any healthcare service, but the one that I am responsible for providing to the voters in my province”,  “It ain’t good enough for me, but by god boyo its good enough for you voters”. Danny Williams is the Premier, which means that he had the final say for how health care dollars were spent in the province. If he suddenly had to leave the province (that he runs) because local hospitals were not up to the task of providing necessary procedures, wouldn’t that be at least partially his own fault? However, since he’s rich, he has alternatives that the rest of us Canadians do not have.  http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/02/premier-heart-surgery-on-reporting-despite-a-cone-of-silence.html

   
Williams draws most support from Atlantic Canada, least from Quebec… in Quebec where just over half of those surveyed said the premier’s contentious choice was inappropriate. Overall, 44 per cent of Canadians supported the premier’s decision, while 42 per cent did not.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jv4tM2ltp2jWGbrso5CFz3i1689w

Williams new health-debate poster boy National Post – Greg Locke, Reuters Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams reportedly left Canada and went to the United States for heart surgery on Monday. Danny Williams either bought faster foreign access to routine heart surgery or needed urgent

The ultimate in two-tier health care Montreal Gazette  Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams has flown to the United States to have unspecified heart surgery that he could not get at home. That sound you hear from the US is right-wing critics of single-payer health care jostling for air time to

Premier’s U.S. surgery sparks tiff on health care Montreal Gazette –  Supporters and critics of Canada’s health-care system have found themselves in a new debate sparked by the decision of a provincial premier to seek heart surgery in the United States.

N.L. premier’s heart surgery sparks debate Windsor Star –  Supporters and critics of Canada’s health care system have found themselves in a new debate sparked by the decision of a provincial premier to seek heart surgery in the United States. The Newfoundland government said Tuesday that Premier Danny Williams

Premier’s US date for heart surgery draws sympathy, anger as questions linger The Canadian Press –  ST. JOHN’S, NL — A torrent of public sympathy, anger and ridicule flowed into a vacuum of official information Tuesday about the heart health of Danny Williams. The Newfoundland and Labrador premier’s decision to have undisclosed cardiac surgery at an

Cyberspace abuzz with reaction for and against NL premier’s surgery in US The Canadian Press – ST. JOHN’S, NL — Danny Williams’s sky-high popularity ratings may have imbued him with the status of political demigod in Newfoundland, but the outspoken premier was nevertheless feeling the heat Tuesday for his decision to seek heart surgery in the

NL premier’s decision to go south for surgery fans flames of US debate The Canadian Press –  TORONTO — The decision by Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams to go stateside for heart surgery has provided ammunition for opponents of health care reform in the United States. The blogosphere was abuzz about the move Tuesday as

Health care and the public’s trust Globe and Mail –  Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams speaks in St. John’s on January 28, 2009. Paul Daly for The Globe and Mail Is there one standard of health care for the public and another for government leaders? From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday,

Nfld. Premier travels to US for heart surgery Globe and Mail –  From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 12:00AM EST Last updated on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 3:27AM EST The heart and soul of Newfoundland politics is in for repair – and it’s not in his home province or even in Canada,

Premier heart surgery: on reporting, despite a ‘cone of silence’ CBC.ca –  Our CBC colleague David Cochrane, the provincial affairs reporter for Newfoundland and Labrador who follows Danny Williams closely at the legislature in St. John’s, sends along these thoughts on how the rather mysterious tale of the

Premier Danny Williams is a very poor representative of government to have travelled to the United States for cardiac surgery. I find it very hard to accept any reason for his decision, especially when there are many top cardiac surgeons and centres of excellence across Canada. Perhaps he is still stinging from the last health-care debacle in his province where breast cancer patients were not receiving correct treatment. If I were a Newfoundlander, I would hold him accountable for the lack of good cardiac care. Politicians such as Williams are really good at placating their constituents’ concerns about health-care issues but walk a different walk when it concerns themselves. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Have+heart+Danny/2530751/story.html

While the rich, powerful, influential get special medical treatment.. and what about the rest?  Just over one-third of Canadians live too far away from a specialized hospital to get the best available treatment for a heart attack, suggests a new study.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100204/national/heart_attack_geography

Compare this to Jack Layton, king of the Socialists, who lives off the public teat, jumping the queue for treatment at a private clinic in Canada., NDP leader Jack Layton has begun receiving treatment for prostate cancer rather in Canada and he  will continue as party leader

  ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams had his mitral valve repaired in Florida – a procedure he says was not offered in Canada. However, Dr. Asim Cheema, a cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, told QMI Agency that mitral valve repair is routinely performed in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Williams said that his doctor recommended he have it done at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Fla., where the procedure is minimally invasive. The premiere’s office confirmed that his procedure is, in fact, available in Canada, but could not confirm why Williams’ chose instead to go to Florida.
 

 


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PS:  Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog   Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING  KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
 
Haste makes waste: cutting speed boosts drivErs’ life expectancy: study  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100201/national/speeding_life_expectancy
 
Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and the doctor does not mention this still?? what was that? he was paid by the liquor industry not to? or was PAID BY MONEY MAKING REVENUE COPS TO SAY SPEED ALONE MAINLY KILLS.. HOW ABSURD.. THIS Canadian doctor.. and not a Canadian Traffic engineer uses now US statistics ONLY to say speed alone kills? and he what HE THUS HAD considered also the number of drunk, impaired, road rage  drivers, that seem to increase very year as a fact for most of the deaths NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED?  or what this did not bother him.. only the number of people who speed?  SPEED IS A MAIN FACTOR IN 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE ACCIDENTS? THE 85 PERCENT.. it SEEMS THE DOCTORS IN UNITED KINGDOM CONTRADICT THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR IN THEIR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES TOO.. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?  Preposterous COOKED results.. NOW get real..
 
 

January 28, 2010

My favorite Canadian Political cartoons

Compared to Europeans speeds Canadian ISP are slow..  we’re still way behind most civilized nations when it comes to connectivity pricing and infrastructure.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/so-much-for-any-promised-consumer-protecton/

 Canada’s telcos such as Bell  are at a clear disadvantage in the battle with the cable companies, for internet speeds as well, cable firms  have modern coaxial cable networks that support greater bandwidth use than the phone companies’ too common mostly copper wire and so in overcoming this Bell resorts to lies, false misleading advertisements for years now too.

Bell’s misleading spin advertising of their new diet is high in fibre  is still mere scrap bones to the dogs cause it does not apply to the majority of users.. not for even a decade.. they are promising to serve better their new customers while they are seriously bleeding away still their old customers.. Bell is always a misleading advertising  approach. In Ontario, Bell is also feeling pressure from rival Rogers, which has been offering 50-megabit download speeds and  in Quebec   cable provider Videotron began offering download speeds of 50 megabits two years ago. Videotron has 100 Mb/s speed almost everywhere(95-99%) on its network  Since 2006, Vidéotron has added more TV and broadband subscribers in Quebec than Bell; and since it launched residential phone service through its cable connections in 2005, it has gained 30 per cent of that market, Bell has to do a lot of work on its infrastructure. Do you know that there are residents withing 50 km of Ottawa, supposedly our nations capital and Canada’s Silicone Valley, that do not have access to high speed internet service. I can only imagine what it is like in a truly rural setting.

“I used to pay for 6 Mb/s on Sympatico HSE, and firstly got  about 350kb/s, and  I could write a book on my dealings with bad lying Bell in this regard”… Bell now Fibe is fiber to your neighbourhood node, then VDSL2 to your house. It offers download speeds of 25Mps maximum, but is more often 5 to 10Mps. Your still paying Bell for what was promised but not being delivered to you mostly. Bell, of the 4 major providers, is typically the slowest of the bunch as it is. So by & large, they’re likely only to be matching the speeds of their other competitors rather than making any significant headway above the crowd.  “Now the only thing moving faster at Bell is rate increases, customer dissatisfaction, and throttling, you know that little thing that has you pay for high speed Internet, and delivers dial up speed, all with the Canadian governments blessing. ABB (Anything But Bell)”
 
A comparison of Quebec market share between Vidéotron Ltée and Bell (including Aliant)

Quebec TV market: Vidéotron 62 per cent; Bell 21 per cent.

Residential broadband

Internet: Vidéotron 51 per cent; Bell 38 per cent

Residential telephone:

Vidéotron 30 per cent; Bell 62 per cent

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/bce-digs-in-to-win-quebec-customers/article1456916/

Vancouver-based internet provider Novus Entertainment also announced on Thursday it was boosting speeds, up to a whopping 200 megabits.

I hate Bell almost as much as I hate Rogers and Telus What good is a higher bandwidth when the companies cap the amount you’re allowed to download?  All the “theoretical” speed in the world means squat when they throttle it all to hell anyways. Oh and don’t forget the 60 gig cap … so … you can blow through your monthly limit in an hour or so …   it doesn’t mean squat when you cant even max it out for more than an hour before you hit your unbelievably download limit and have to pay an arm and a leg for what the rest of the world gets for free. If your also not within 300 meters of the remote that offers these speeds than your back to 7 meg (though your paying for 20) I really wish the competition bureau would say something about this illegal advertising   Remember, you can’t spell Bell without bill and you can’t spell hell without Bell ;  And those fake “fibre” services are only in certain areas from Bell right now. If you don’t live in an area over 1 mill your back to world lagging best effort 3 meg service. Now  most Bell internet customers have a theoretical speed of 7 megabits. Actually customer speeds are “up to 7 megabits”, and usually far less than 1 megabit. And, don’t forget about throttling that Bell engages in.I avoid Bell at every opportunity. The questionable business practices and the call centre in New Delhi are two good reasons to avoid these clowns.  I abandoned Bell 3 years ago – they have lost a customer in internet, TV, cell phone and landline service – after horrendous customer service. May they perish!   http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/02/04/bell-broadband-internet-speeds.html

PM STEPHEN HARPER Stop posing for photo ops and just get on with the business of helping ALL CANADIANS and let me get one thing striaght a Bad Politician  is still always unacceptable even if he may be Conservative, Liberal, NDP or whatever and all bad Corporations, bad Cops, bad professionals, Bad Hospitals  are still also unacceptable

Now for any ostriches who cannot face negative realities then visit http://mccainvrsobama.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/beach-wallpaper/

Under the Canadian Federal Conservative Government’s nose.. Sears Holdings Corp. is selling most of its stake in its Canadian unit to raise as much as US$380 million and increase its cash holdings.. while Staples Canada closed 15 of its 331 stores in Canada at the end of September, Rivals such as Grand & Toy and Office Depot are also closing retail stores due to the ongoing depressing economy in Canada..  Rising costs, high taxes, high gas prices,  rising unemployment, and fears about their job prospects are keeping many away from major department stores.

More at

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/this-week-in-stephen-harpers-Canada/

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https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/canadas-food-safety-system-f-grade-not-just-our-healthcare-system/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/protest-against-the-proroguing-of-parliament/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/cop-already-convicted-of-assault-faces-new-allegation/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/canadian-health-care/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/15/canadian-editorial-cartoons/

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