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Friday, March 31, 2006

Letters to the Editor 
(en francais)

As much as we all like to rant away on our blogs, don't forget your local paper. There's probably not a better venue for reaching out to people in your own community. The following was in response to a letter from CAW Director of Healthcare Kenneth Brown.

Health care scare tactics are stifling any debate


Published: Friday, March 31, 2006

Letter writer Kenneth Brown, CAW Canada director of health care, bemoans the fact we can't have a debate about real health care reform and then does his level best to stifle any such debate, other than throwing billions more into a dysfunctional system. To round things off, we have all the usual fear tactics of U.S.-style health care and evil right-wing politicians.

Why, when writers like Mr. Brown want to discuss virtually any other social issue, do they point to the leadership of European nations but studiously avoid doing so when it comes to health care?

Could it be because every one of those nations has a form of public/ private health care?

Cuba, North Korea and Canada remain the only countries specifically denying their citizens any degree of choice.

No one in Canada wants a U.S.-style health system, Mr. Brown, and your continual use of it as a scare tactic is what stifles debate, not right-wing politicians or the media.

Paul Synnott


Paul Synnott at 7:15 p.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|

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