CFN – It’s said that you can fool some of the people some of the time, but not on a good TV night… Provincial 3rd Place Finisher, Cornwall Ontario City Councilor, and a bunch of other titled Elaine MacDonald led the charge by an esteemed panel to talk about the threat to Medicare and healthcare in general at a sparsely filled basement room Thursday night in Cornwall Ontario.
When you have a room with more politicians, media, and speakers than public there’s a total disconnect.
Not sure what these union flags have to directly do with the theme of the night? What if the solution to saving healthcare was a 25% reduction in salaries related to healthcare?
What would Ms MacDonald have to say about that?
One person who wanted to speak with her was Chris Cameron whose group showed up to continue their protest of the Bilingual nurse policy at CCH and who as front line health care works probably know more about local health issues than the retired school teacher.
Ms MacDonald though didn’t allow Mr. Cameron to speak instead calling on MPP Jim McDonell to say a few words.
The irony of Ms MacDonald’s French struck Mr. Cameron as she stated to him after that she completely supports the position of CCH and their policies although she herself could never remotely pass the French tests administered without the same degree of testing leveled for English proficiency.
As a matter of fact one her own supporters had their job terminated over language issues, and was replaced by a French speaker with a heavy and sometimes fractured English.
Maybe it’s not that people are apathetic to Healthcare and Medicare in the area,but simple are not interested in Ms MacDonald’s views?
As one local dipper insider shared with me:
I can’t wait until she’s gone so I can run!
MPP Jim McDonell had the following to say:
It was a good meeting last night with some interesting speakers from the public health field. It is clear that our healthcare system is extremely important to the people of this province and we must ensure that we protect it and make it the best it can be. Under this McGuinty government, spending has skyrocketed while coverage has been diminished. We must spend our limited funds wisely and can’t afford to continue to waste billions of dollars on failed experiments such as E-Health and the ORNGE Air Ambulance scandals.
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