Tag Archives: Health Care Crisis

When “The Duchess” says jump, you jump! Sheila Weatherill testifies at the Queue Jumping Inquiry

Has the public inquiry into preferential access (queue jumping) into healthcare been a colossal waste of time?  Not on your life! The inquiry created a window, rather like that in the cannulated cow, into the byzantine and sometimes Machiavellian antics … Continue reading

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The Press Did It

The MLAs were back in the House for two days and already the Premier was getting feisty.  What set him off?  Legitimate questions from the opposition. Dr Swann started the ball rolling by asking the Premier to explain why the … Continue reading

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Real Evidence Bites Back

Lawyers are taught never to ask a question on cross-examination if they don’t already know the answer.  They are also taught never to rely on a case to support an argument if it also includes statements that can turn around … Continue reading

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8 Magical Minutes

Do you remember Carlos Castaneda, the American anthropologist who started his career writing factual accounts on Mesoamerican shamanism and ended it writing fictional stories infused with magical realism?  Stelmach’s year-ender interviews with the media indicate that he’s going down the … Continue reading

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A Pretty Good Job???

I don’t know about you but I’m getting a little tired of being told that health care costs are out of control and that somehow it’s my fault because I run to ER at the first sign of the sniffles.  … Continue reading

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The Lens of Politics – Part 2

So in reviewing the events of the last two years one can see that the government reacted swiftly and decisively to neutralize the medical community and the regional health boards who were trying to fix the ailing health care system.  … Continue reading

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The Lens of Politics – Part 1

How did the Alberta health care system melt down so dramatically in such a short space of time?*  In 2008 Dr Parks and other ER doctors provided the government with hard evidence that there was a serious problem by documenting … Continue reading

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