LHIN & CCAC Navigation gross waste of taxpayers’ dollars

Who do you want making decisions about your health care:  therapists, 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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Mainstream, aka newstainment, media: receiver beware

Are you told you are too young?

Are you told you are too old?

Ageism is nothing new.  “Why You are Washed up at 40” and other media stories are popular “not because they represent true facts, but because they appeal to many worried minds looking for an excuse.”

Dr. David J. Schwartz’s words remind us to take with a grain of salt or ignore the product of mainstream, aka newstainment, media.  Their scripts contain information THEY think you need to know, not what YOU need to know.  (But, oh, they care—ahem—deeply for you because they’ll go to bat for you if your new driveway is installed by a charlatan.)

Here are excerpts from their other heavily edited scripts:

“Trump, a lame duck”

“the racist despot next door”

“Trump presidency to die death of a thousand cuts”

“Matt turns attention to Jason in a Big Brother Fight for the Ages”

“Is Trump a Psychopath”

“crumbling White House”

“despotic scam artist”

“Toddler Trump”

“a boor”

 

Oh my Toto, I don’t think we are safe anymore!!

There, there take a deep breath and read what YOU need to know about President Trump’s first six months in office (WARNING:  this feed may be interrupted by—what really matters—the latest bombshell from the Big Brother House):

  1. US Debt has decreased
  2. A projected 1,027,000 jobs added
  3. Unemployment rate decreased from 4.8% to 4.4%
  4. US inflation rate decreased to an eight month low in June to 1.6%
  5. Nearly twice as many US housing sales in the past couple of months as there were under President Obama in 2009 during the same period
  6. The “2 for 1 executive order” mandates that for every new regulation, two regulations must be revoked
  7. The US Manufacturing Index soared to a 33 year high
  8. NATO allies increase spending by 10 Billion
  9. Illegal immigration is down almost 70% (guess where they’re going, eh)

For a complete list of Trump’s accomplishments see the following link:

HERE IT IS=> Complete List of President Trump’s Major Accomplishments in His First Six Months #MAGA

As a sage once said: “When you don’t read, watch or listen to the news you are uninformed; when you read, watch or listen to the news you are misinformed.”

 

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MPPs/MPs: your contract ends when parliament is dissolved

We understand that constituents of Toronto-Centre may be feeling like pawns. Their MPP, former environment minister, Mr. Glen Murray is resigning effective September 1, 2017.  Mr. Murray is leaving before the 41st Legislative Assembly of Ontario he was elected to serve by Toronto-Centre is dissolved.

As the links below show, he is not alone.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/environment-minister-glen-murray-resigns-from-kathleen-wynnes-cabinet/article35841178/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/david-orazietti-steps-down-1.3900780

Reevely: Madeleine Meilleur relinquishes the throne in Ottawa-Vanier

In our call for a Facelift for Democracy, a written contract between constituents and the MPP/MP they elect is a must. The only acceptable reason for an elected representative to resign is if they have a health issue. Otherwise, they are elected to serve their constituents for the term of the parliament.

 

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

The City of Brantford-Brant County boundary adjustment, hyped to the point that it makes The Second Coming look like chopped liver, was approved last December.   The Liberal government of Ontario, in its infinite pragmatism, gave the boundary adjustment “deal” its blessing.

If you’ve driven Brantford roads you’re probably thinking the The Second Coming may get the last laugh; it seems the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have already done a number on city roads.  But, hey the present rulers of the Pink Palace don’t appear to understand the priority of basic responsibilities of its cities.

In a series of posts let’s take a closer look at the maintenance of roads.

Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Will Brantford’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix Wayne Gretzky Parkway?

 

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Social engineers love a parade

In an attempt to advance their so-called progressive agenda, social engineers love to use a carnival-like facade replete with political class characters competing for the role of ringmaster.


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Surprise, surprise, surprise, part 2

Hey, what about the Mohawk Lake clean up
our pet, ahem, L-E-G-A-C-Y project we can’t forsake?

Canadians will handout 2M if Brantford folk
pony up 5M.

Wait a minute, we haven’t paid back the $18M
debenture for the Greenwich-Mohawk clean up.

Ditto for the $5M Sydenham-Pearl clean up.

There you go again with details.  What’s another $5M
when the people tell us that’s what will
pull the city up.

What people?

You know—the PEOPLE.

How many people?

I don’t know.

All we have to say is the P-E-O-P-L-E.

The PEOPLE already pay for the care of the
Grand River basin waters through the
Grand River Conservation Authority,
don’t you know?

Shh, the feds may not dole if we bring up
the GRCA’s role.


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