In a rare moment of levity at the Gomery inquiry, Sylvain Lussier, the federal government's lawyer, played radio ads for which the sponsorship program paid nearly $14-million in an effort to increase Ottawa's visibility in Quebec.What you mean is everyone but the government and their appointed buddies got ripped off. Like maybe the government should have been keeping on eye on the agencies to make sure they were doing the job they were hired to do?
The transcript for another radio spot tabled at the inquiry urged Quebeckers to eat more vegetables. "Did you know that onions have diuretic qualities?" it read. "Onion and garlic have soothing qualities. They relieve sore throats, colds and laryngitis. In the same family, shallots help sleep. Garlic stimulates appetite. Garlic, chives and shallots and onions are excellent for blood circulation. . . . the government of Canada urges you to eat well."How are we to pay for groceries while the government continues pillaging us all? But I guess onions are cheap and can be grown in the communal plot with relative ease. Better stock up on onions folks, 'cause if you get sick there won't be a doctor available to help you.
The first communities to receive new family health teams will be announced by the Ontario government today as the province moves to address a severe doctor shortage, Health Minister George Smitherman said yesterday. The health teams will change the way Ontarians receive care by having doctors work in groups with others such as nurses and dietitians.Banning smoking ought to do the trick. The gimp has words of reassurance for us as well. CTV reports:
"Ontario families, including thousands who could not find a family doctor, will now have access to doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals who will not only treat them when they're sick, but do more to keep them healthy in the first place," McGuinty said in this community near Belleville, Ont.Yes, the government will continue to take appropriate steps to keep us all healthy. Dalton and crew are really committed to ensuring our well-being.
How are these
Family health teams are groups of health professionals who work in the same office to provide a full range of care to patients 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.Wow! And I thought doctor visits were short as it was. Just imagine if private clinics were allowed in this province! Why, a doctor might spend a whole half hour consulting with individual patients! That wouldn't be fair - the name of the game is to reduce the line, while maintaining equal access for all.
Better stock up on those onions people of Ontario.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Posted by Lisa on Friday, April 15, 2005