Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

When I first heard about the report Unnecessary Care in Canada, I thought it was an April Fools’ joke. I have yet to meet a patient troubled by too much access to medical care in Canada. Trying to get an appointment to see your family doctor, if you’re lucky enough to have one, can take […]

Back in 1962, Saskatchewan patients and doctors rose up to defend their individual freedom against socialism’s stealthy constitutional attack. In the end, legislation passed forcing them to surrender their freedom to government control and the doctor/patient relationship became a prisoner to the socialist philosophy. Across Canada, there is a┬áconstant barrage of constitutional attacks by political […]

Since my youth I have heard politicians glorify universal health care. They say it’s a system based on Canadian values and part of our Canadian identity. All political parties are guilty of using access to health care as a bartering tool for elections. While politicians like to talk about the good intentions of socialized medicine […]

We all know that health care doesn’t grow on trees. Falsely advertising Medicare as providing access to health care for all based on “need and not ability to pay” doesn’t change the underlying fact that medical goods and services cost money. Ironically, this single slogan has successfully swayed patients and doctors into buying socialized medicine. […]

A western lowland gorilla has his primary health care team at the Toronto Zoo to thank for finding him the best patient-centered care for his injured foot. Dr. Michael Bushuk, an orthopaedic surgeon from The Scarborough Hospital, performed Sadiki’s surgery on March 25, 2015. “This is a great example of the community coming together to […]

Overflowing emergency rooms, bed shortages, and hallway nursing are the norm in Canadian hospitals. Patients unable to avoid getting sick or injured are now being advised to wait at home. Another way for hospitals to make their statistics look more favorable is to change the reporting of them. The minutes of a public meeting held […]

Looking at her chiseled body it’s hard to believe that Melina Perron was once obese. Seven years ago she was a freelance photographer running a home-based business while raising two kids. She enjoyed cooking big meals for her family and spent most of her evenings working on the computer. At the time her 5-foot-2 frame […]

I don’t know why pain and suffering are part of our human condition. I do know that as individuals each of us is “a unique, unrepeatable being” which means that pain and suffering will manifest itself differently in each of our lives. I’m told my grandmother had a saying “If we all put our problems […]

I’ve invested a great deal of time and money into my health. I try to buy more fruits and vegetables and less processed foods. I workout with a personal trainer at a local gym to keep my weight down and my body toned. My goal is to stay as healthy as possible and I’m willing […]

The Kilby family had just lost an angel from their lives and unanswered questions about their daughter’s death permeated their grief. Why did Terra bleed to death less than 24 hours after being discharged from the hospital? Did poor medical care contribute to this outcome? Was her death preventable? Terra Dawn Kilby was discharged from […]



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