LHIN & CCAC gross waste of taxpayers’ dollars

Who do you want making decisions about your health care:  therpists, nurses, doctors or paper-shufflers?

That’s the question Ontarians should be asking.  Bill 41 isn’t even a year old and we’re seeing its effect.  Paper shufflers at Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) can have the final say when it comes to your health care.

The words of Dr. Nadia Alam should be put up on every fridge in Ontario (see link below):

“Under Bill 41, bureaucrats will set medical standards. It took me over a decade to train as a family doctor-anesthesiologist; sub-specialists rack up 15-20 years of training. Each year, doctors spend thousands of dollars on conferences and seminars to update their skills and knowledge. And all that expertise will be overruled by a random paper-shuffler behind some far-away desk — someone without medical knowledge who does not have to look a single patient in the eye.”

What makes Bill 41 even more unacceptable is the gross waste of taxpayers’ dollars.  Instead of taxpayers’ dollars going directly to hiring therpists, nurses, doctors and the purchase of equipment; the bureaucracy of the LHINs will expand to control public health, home care/Community Care Access Centres (CCAC), primary care clinics and hospices.

Dr. Alam reports:

“Insiders say that many CCAC administrators are bringing their expertise to LHIN offices.

CCAC administrators received special mention in the auditor general’s scathing report. She criticized them for extraordinary waste and mismanagement. Instead of allocating 92% of funding on the workers providing face-to-face patient care, CCAC admin spent only 60%. The rest disappeared into astronomical administrative costs — including CEO bonuses.”

If you don’t sleep well tonight, maybe its time you wrote to your MPP.

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/10/07/bill-41-would-flood-your-health-care-with-bureaucracy

 

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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 3

Powerline Road & Hwy. 24, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Powerline Road & Hwy. 24, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

The maintenance of this portion of Powerline Road at Hwy. 24 was the responsiblity of the County of Brant in Ontario.  With the approval of the much vaunted purchase of 6719 acres, as per the Brantford-Brant County Boundary Adjustment Agreement, it is now part of the laundry list of roads in Brantford that require TLC.

Given the length of time Powerline Road has been in this condition, is it a bad omen for the deal of the century?

 

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Schools don’t need A/C when they have fake grass

Well, well, some precious teachers and students (notice who comes first here) found it a bit warm in the classroom during the recent heat wave in Ontario.

Not so in the case of those who took to the multi-million dollar artificial turf sport fields (with all that super cool synthetic stuff under foot) that adorn some schools.  When you drove by you noticed them frolicking … er … “attending class” on the fake grass and in the direct sunshine during the hottest point of the day.

Hmm, must be mind over matter, which is much cheaper than schools adding and operating A/C in electricity crippled Ontario.

 

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Cats and carts

What do you make of your neighbour who lets their cat roam the neighbourhood?

What do you make of your fellow Costco shopper who thinks their shopping cart is a crowd control device designed to bump you out of the way?

Oh, but we think we are sooooooo advanced as a species with all our gadgets (and pets).

Think again.

 

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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads? Part 2

Brantford, Ontario is (make that the taxpayers of Brantford are) purchasing 6719 acres because of The Brantford-Brant County Boundary Adjustment Agreement.

Park Road N, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Park Road N, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Park Road N, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Park Road N, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Will the city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix Park Road North?

 

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