Eric Little of Ottawa Ontario Suggests Service Ontario Offer More Language Services – LTE

Eric Little of Ottawa Ontario Suggests Service Ontario Offer More Language Services – LTE

LTEImagine walking into a Service Ontario location and being served. Now imagine sitting in a comfortable chair and having a voice/video link with a government office. Now imagine speaking in one of say 5 main languages with a real person just like at a counter. Using technology to help people is not new, you can even get an app on your smart phone to detect where your metal property line marker is. Of course that app would not help to get your new license plates or help order a new health card but there is technology that can.

Surely with a bit of planning and will, we can create something to help more people get things done in a manner that concentrates on citizens needs. Some bank machines already provide several languages to use, there are 9-1-1 call centers that instantly connect to translation services that can cover 140 languages and we have had hearing/speech impaired interfaces for years.

Why can’t we have a central station in say Toronto with round the clock operators that can provide assistance in several languages? Assistance for health cards, some translation and real time support. If after a hundred plus years of language issues that no one seems ready to discuss and work towards solutions, the least we can do is help people that need it, is that not what multiculturism & bilingualism was about? Language duality is a wonderful concept but really, after 40 plus years of the Official Languages Act, 26 years of the Ontario French Languages Services Act and billions of dollars, the percentage of bilingual Canadians has remained stagnant outside of Quebec, but let’s put technology to work for the benefit of all Canadians even as a trial, each Ontario ministry already has a language coordinator, give them technology as well,and stop saying why we can’t do something, ask your MP and MPP how we can!

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Hungry for the Truth....
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Highlander August 26, 2013 at 8:58 am “You can copy and past the charter all you want it does not state that it guarantee’s interprovincial health services.” I have already ANSWERD you 3 times. If you don’t understand, or want to twist it, then what can I do about that. “Spin it what you may …but please show the readers where it guarantees in the charter interprovincial health services……we readers will be waiting …….” NOW COULD YOU SHOW THE READERS , WHERE IN THE CANADIAN HEALTH ACT DOES IT GUARANTEE INTER-PROVINCIAL SERVICES TO ALL CANADIANS. DO SHOW….. , WHERE CAN… Read more »
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On August 26, 2013 at 8:00 am It was written, “Furtz doesn’t debate he comes for the entertainment……as he said.” Oh my gosh. I had no idea. I never read that memo or post. Shesh, well, in that case. Here ya go Furtz… These ought to keep you “entertained” with the bonus of learning something too. I know. I am too good for you but, that’s fine I’m English and i am VERY accommodating 😉 Have fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmMKhvRuwgw&hd=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGl1FYaqSnE&hd=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ulXNk-bmo&hd=1 Oh and, once your done with that, here’s a nice historically factual documentary to keep you further “entertained.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxeQpGasEME&hd=1 Once… Read more »
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Highlander August 26, 2013 at 8:58 am

Were with ya Highlander 🙂

Furtz
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So, bella, is entertainment a no-no now? Must everybody be all serious and p!ssed off all the time? Ah yes… Entertainment is just yet another tool used by the French invaders to distract their Anglo victims. No?

edudyorlik
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Tidy’d up version 2 🙂 On August 26, 2013 at 8:00 am It was written, “Furtz doesn’t debate he comes for the entertainment……as he said.” Oh my gosh. I had no idea. I never read that memo or post. Shesh, well, in that case. Here ya go Furtz… These ought to keep you “entertained” with the bonus of learning something too. I know. I am too good for you but, that’s fine I’m English and i am VERY accommodating Have fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmMKhvRuwgw&hd=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGl1FYaqSnE&hd=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ulXNk-bmo&hd=1 Oh and, once your done with that, here’s a nice historically factual documentary to keep you… Read more »
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Furtz
August 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm
“So, bella, is entertainment a no-no now? Must everybody be all serious and p!ssed off all the time?”

Not at all furtz, have at it. I was curious about stella and her motives. There really is no mistaking yours.

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” Ah yes… Entertainment is just yet another tool used by the French invaders to distract their Anglo victims. No?”

Are we talking Celine Dion? Cause I thought that diva was gonna take over the world, but she settled for Vegas, and I can live with that.

Furtz
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Thanks edudyorlik, but I’ll take a pass on your youtube propaganda vids. There’s way more interesting and fun stuff on youtube than that BS.
Here’s one I like…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-JjaAh0NeU

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FurtzAugust 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Alleluia brother I just had a breakthrough!!!

Ain’t nothing wrong with a bit of laughter in these
trying times of discrimination.

Good entertainment!

PS I just received my foil beanies. I feel much more secure and protected against personal invasion. TY for that.

Furtz
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Hey bella, I hate Celine’s music like any red-blooded true Canadian. Phenomenal talent and a truly great singer, who has made her fortune by singing schlock. I’m sure she is a very nice person. Any owner of Schwartz’s Deli can’t be all bad.

Furtz
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That’s cool Hungry. Just keep in mind that it’s recommended to wear two beanies (double layer) when in close proximity to, or infiltrating freedom-fighter meetings and Conservative Party conventions.
Be careful, my friend.

edudyorlik
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” Ah yes… Entertainment is just yet another tool used by the French invaders to distract their Anglo victims. No?”

bella wrote, ”
Are we talking Celine Dion? Cause I thought that diva was gonna take over the world, but she settled for Vegas, and I can live with that.

Thank you bella..
Ha ha ha ha oh my…
LOL hahahahaahahaha LOL hahahahah ROTFL hahahahahahahahahahahahah…

That WAS PRICELESS. Oh my i needed that.
Here’s one for you… Yes, you can entertain yourself too Furtz 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTx6Pp_rhbY&hd=1

Cory Cameron
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Good evening HFTT:

If it would be okay with you, perhaps Jamie could provide me with your e-mail so that we could get started on a workable solution to bring to the Board of Directors for nurse hirings with CCH. I believe we could work on some sort of template.

Are you okay with this?

Highlander
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LIVES FOR LIES I have waited long enough for you to post information to back your argument that its the constitution that guarantee’s interprovincial health care . Please feel free to read through the following documents to verify that YOU were WRONG and the title of KING OF INACCURACIES may best suit YOU,though I still think that was a childish approach. Its only human to fault ,admit wrong FINALLY so that we can go beyond this,PRIDE is fine but can CLOUD ones judgment. https://secure.cihi.ca/free_products/out_of_province_aib_201003_e.pdf The Interprovincial Health Insurance Agreement Committee of Canada (IHIACC) oversees the application of interprovincial health insurance… Read more »
Highlander
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By the way I use live for lies as your moniker as you had used this moniker in the past and feel it best suits your views.

This is not name calling as you have done but you did use that moniker name .

Highlander
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sorry proper moniker name Oh lives for lies.

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Highlander August 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm “By the way I use live for lies as your moniker as you had used this moniker in the past and feel it best suits your views.” higlander, thanks for the in. I had no Idea that it was OK and that the moderator allowed name calling such as “lair” as long as you justified it. I used that moniker for about 2 hours one Sunday morning because you and the “gang of fighters” had raged war on me and attacked my moniker of truth. And of course your childish warped spin continues… Read more »
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Highlander August 27, 2013 at 12:18 pm LIVES FOR LIES “Please feel free to read through the following documents to verify that YOU were WRONG and the title of “KING OF INACCURACIES” may best suit YOU, though I still think that was a childish approach.” NONE OF THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR ORIGINAL INACCARACTE CLAIM. YOU ARE REFFERING TO A WHOLE DIFFERENT THING. THIS IS NOT THE CANADIAN HEALTH ACT. YOU CLAIMED….THE FOLLOWING…… highlander August 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm “Spin it what you may YOU ARE WRONG AGAIN THE CANADA HEALTH ACT GUARANTEES INTERPROVINCIAL HEALTHCARE .” “YOU… Read more »
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admin
August 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I just want to remind everyone to please keep it respectful – user names addressed –

ADMIN this user has used a number of different moniker names ,how is it we cannot use any of their previous moniker names.

His moniker name was of his own choosing and being that he has had several we should have that choice to direct it to whatever moniker as they had registered being it the same person.

I am being respectful -I am not calling him names I am simply going by his other moniker name.

Highlander
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http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/pubs/cha-lcs/2011-cha-lcs-ar-ra/index-eng.php Interprovincial Health Insurance Agreements Coordinating Committee (IHIACC) The Canada Health Act Division chairs the Interprovincial Health Insurance Agreements Coordinating Committee and provides a secretariat for the Committee. The Committee was formed in 1991 to address issues affecting the interprovincial billing of hospital and medical services as well as issues related to registration and eligibility for health insurance coverage. It oversees the application of interprovincial health insurance agreements in accordance with the Canada Health Act. The within-Canada portability provisions of the Act are implemented through a series of bilateral reciprocal billing agreements between provinces and territories for hospital and physician… Read more »
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Highlander,

If for one second I thought I was wrong I would have no
problem admitting to my mistake. As I have in the past.

But on the principle of fairness I do not admit fault
when fault is not so.

My information still remain accurate in my view and
I respectfully decline any further discussion on this
subject.

Thank- You
We will to agree to disagree.

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@Admin With all due respect I believe we should be allowed to address “Hungry for the Truth” as “Live for Lies” at his request…. Thanks 🙂 “Live for Lies…. July 28, 2013 at 11:10 am NPC July 28, 2013 at 7:04 am “You must be starving “truth wise” to use a moniker that contradicts the very intention that this moniker presupposes” I’m extremely apologetic to those that find TRUTH as an offensive moniker. I’ve decided to change it in order not to cause any further disruptions in your existence. I have chosen a less offensive one that will prevent any… Read more »
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Hungry for the Truth…. August 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm I respectfully decline on agreeing on disagreeing . I have researched and provided the facts to prove that it was the Canada health act. If for one second I thought I was wrong I would have no problem admitting to my mistake particularity when one has provided overwhelming evidence as I have . You may respectfully decline for further discussions ,but the proof has been provided as well as the link to justify my arguments in this debate. So even when there is overwhelming evidence one can justify their defense… Read more »
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Hungry for the Truth….
August 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm

“If for one second I thought I was wrong I would have no
problem admitting to my mistake. As I have in the past.”

HAHAHA Really? I call bull pucky. Proof please.

highlander
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bella August 28, 2013 at 6:51 am

” HAHAHA Really? I call bull pucky. Proof please”

Yes hungry the readers are waiting for your “proof”

Highlander
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admin
August 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm

“The bottom line is the more time I spend moderating such as I am now the more cranky I get as I’m not doing the tasks I need to.”

Now we don’t want a cranky admin .lol,lol

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Highlander August 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm “You may respectfully decline for further discussions ,but the proof has been provided as well as the link to justify my arguments in this debate.” It is not correct. It proves nothing. All it confirms is the bureaucratic administration and criterion that Provincial Health services must uphold to receive funding. “I have researched and provided the facts to prove that it was the Canada health act.” The facts that you provide is the financial payments. The committee’s mandate is to determine how the hospitals will be paid. The whole Health Act is legislation… Read more »
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Imagine walking into a Service Ontario location and being served. Now imagine sitting in a comfortable chair and having a voice/video link with a government office. OR, simply imagine doing what is sane and saves billions of dollars and at the same time demands a realistic basic respect from anyone deciding to move to the “country in question” and call it their home. Do what the French are doing but in reverse. — Of course, within their sense of entitlement and feelings of grandeur, the French have gotten it a little backwards and gotten ahead of themselves since they are… Read more »
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bella August 28, 2013 at 6:51 am

highlander August 28, 2013 at 8:33 am

HERE IS ONE OF MANY. IF YOU WANT MORE
READ MY POSTS.

THERE IS NO SHAME IN BEING WRONG.
I CAN OWN UP TO ERROR WHEN ERROR IS.

Hungry for the Truth…. August 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm
Thank-You for the information. I STAND CORRECTED.

bella
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Hungry for the Truth….
August 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

“HERE IS ONE OF MANY. IF YOU WANT MORE
READ MY POSTS.”

First, I did not yell at you, please refrain from trying to intimidate me.

My mistake. I stand corrected. Admitting error is not the same as apologizing for the insults hurled in the name of said error. You can see where there would be confusion.

I’m sorry highlander, I led you astray with my confusion. Please erase my foolishness from your memory so as not to taint the impression you hold of our fellow poster hfft.

Edudyorlik
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Uhmm err bella … Is uhmm err that uhmm, “I call bull pucky”
a Cornwall expression Orrr ?

😉

Highlander
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Hungry for the Truth….
August 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Show us were is says in the constitution Guaranteeing interprovicial health services that you claim.

Still wrong I do not see the Guarantee of interprovincial heath services in the charter as YOU HAVE SAID!

Still wrong and we the readers are still waiting for that proof………………………………………………………….

Highlander
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bella August 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm My mistake. I stand corrected. Admitting error is not the same as apologizing for the insults hurled in the name of said error. You can see where there would be confusion. I wouldn’t expect an apology from that one bella ,he is no different then stella. I’m sorry highlander, I led you astray with my confusion. Please erase my foolishness from your memory so as not to taint the impression you hold of our fellow poster hfft. Oh not to worry I have had an impression of him after he pretty well insulted… Read more »
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Highlander August 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm

“Show us were is says in the constitution Guaranteeing interprovicial health services that you claim.”

It’s simple Watson. CANADIAN Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
For all Canadian Citizens living in all provinces = Inter-PROVINCIAL

“Still wrong and we the readers are still waiting for that proof”

I believe the intelligent ones have already understood. They do
not require any further proof.

Eric
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HFTT, granted I went through the Charter quickly and may have missed something in another post, but where is the part you mentioned? And does it specifically say health care?

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/page-15.html#h-49

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@highlander

My claim was never about Iinter-PROVINCIAL access.

My claim was and remains that it is not the Canadian Health Act that guarantee’s access to Health services.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Part III Section 36. 1,c (1982)

( c ) providing essential public services of reasonable quality to all Canadians.

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Eric August 29, 2013 at 10:49 am “HFTT, granted I went through the Charter quickly and may have missed something in another post, but where is the part you mentioned? And does it specifically say health care?” The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Part III Section 6. 1,c ( c ) providing essential public services of reasonable quality to all Canadians. Part III Section 36.2 of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Commitment respecting public services ( 2 ) Parliament and the government of Canada are committed to the principle of making equalization payments to ensure that provincial… Read more »
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But the Canada health Act does allow for for a guarantee to access. Could both of you be right? CANADIAN HEALTH CARE POLICYhttp://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-6/page-2.html#h-3 Marginal note:Primary objective of Canadian health care policy 3. It is hereby declared that the primary objective of Canadian health care policy is to protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well-being of residents of Canada and to facilitate reasonable access to health services without financial or other barriers. 1984, c. 6, s. 3. Just to add the rest of section 3 and to show (a) could allow or be be misconstrued to mean, for the… Read more »
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@Eric

With all due respect,

I have made my case. The rest of what needs to be understood can be referenced from my supporting information in my posts. I have no interest to be right or wrong let those that want to know discover. They can conclude for themselves.

Edudyorlik
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It was written…
Health Care is an essential Public service. – Canada Health Act
Bilingual Services is an essential Public service. – Languages Act”

Ah hem, Canada..
Err uhmm that does include Quebec doesn’t it?
Right, they are “still in Canada” right?
Still a JUST a “province” in this country right?
Not separated or having declared themselves as “separate” yet, right?

Still receiving “Majority anglophone” transfer payments from ALL the rest of Canada, right?

in that case…
I figure SOMEONE should tell these clowns all about this…
“Bilingual Services is an essential Public service” concept.

http://youtu.be/2hKXw24la-8?t=22s

Oh wait, that doesn’t apply in this case right?
Cause it’s Quebec and their , “SPECCCCHIIIALLL” right?

bella
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Hungry for the Truth…. August 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm @Eric With all due respect, I have made my case. The rest of what needs to be understood can be referenced from my supporting information in my posts. I have no interest to be right or wrong let those that want to know discover. They can conclude for themselves Translates to, I just like to see my name in print. I do not care what you or others think about my opinions, as long as they all know what I think, they will be better off in their lives. My… Read more »
edudyorlik
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bella, i do so enjoy how you “cut to the chase” as demonstrated in this post. Well said. PS: I think it has to do with that oil his folks rubbed on him when he was a baby 😉 bella September 1, 2013 at 8:26 am Hungry for the Truth…. August 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm @Eric With all due respect, I have made my case. The rest of what needs to be understood can be referenced from my supporting information in my posts. I have no interest to be right or wrong let those that want to know discover.… Read more »
highlander
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bella September 1, 2013 at 8:26 am Good response and Questions Bella! “Curious, if you do not care if you are right or wrong, why are you so loud and obnoxious about others opinions?” Well that’s simple others opinions are not his and thereby they are wrong! He is the know all that has proven to all wrong. “Why are you the only one who’s words should hold value, regardless of their validity?” That’s because of his greatly inflated ego and his perception of his illusions of Grandeur which is self perpetuating. ” Who mistakenly led you to believe that… Read more »
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