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OP ED: Health Care – how to control the costs

Today health care consumes 42 cents of every dollar spent on provincial programs. This increased from 35 cents since 1998, and barring a major course in direction, it is estimated that 50 cents of every ...


Halton Police – Get their Community

At first glance, if you are like most folks, the connection between community wellbeing and policing might not be readily apparent.


You gotta give ’em hope – A wish for the holiday

Take one look at a newspaper head line and it is easy to see why hope is such a scarce commodity these days.

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Canada, Laggards in Health Care: OP Ed

We’re third. We’re Third. We’re THIRD LAST. So says a recent major study issued by the Commonwealth Fund comparing health care on a variety of measures amongst the most affluent nations.

Loneliness, social isolation

Loneliness, Social Isolation and the effect on your health

At the time John Lennon wrote ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, little did most people know he was actually sending out an SOS in terms of his own need for help in his ...


OP ED: Your Teeth Are Not A Part of Your Body, Say What?

For reasons that mystify me to this day, the provision of even basic dental care was not – and more importantly is still not included in Medicare.

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Free Trade?

Given all of the talk about NAFTA, CETA, and more recently talks with China, I am not sure about you, but I would appreciate an honest appraisal of just what the impact of ‘Free’ Trade ...

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Canada’s Double Speak & Betrayal of Indigenous People

While I am not in the least surprised by Trump’s blatant disregard over the rights of indigenous people on matters pertaining to the construction of the North Dakota pipeline, I was more than a little ...

GO Train from above at Oakville Station

Liveable Oakville: Time To Grow Up

My first introduction to the power of urban planning came courtesy of a trek I made as a teenager hitchhiking down the west coast of the United States and spending some time in Portland on ...

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Man’s Best Friend: Ode To Taz

While I am probably more of a ‘cat’ than a ‘dog’ person, this was one preconceived notion that was really put to the test just recently when we had to put down our old border ...

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