Tag Archives: Zwozdesky

The Big Blue Button

Bear with me…I’m about to make a case for civil disobedience with respect to the (non)delivery of healthcare.          We’ve all experienced the feeling of helplessness and controlled panic when our mothers, fathers, partners, children and friends are … Continue reading

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Zwoz The Wizard of Oz – The Sequel

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus then the Health Minister must be from Nix, one of the 4 moons orbiting the non-planet known as Pluto.  The Mars/Venus paradigm is supposed to help the sexes understand each … Continue reading

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Zwoz: The Wizard of Oz

It’s amazing what you can learn about a person in 45 minutes.  After 6 long months the Whitemud Citizen’s for Public Health (WCPH)* was granted an audience with the Health Minister, Mr. Zwozdesky.  It’s hard to describe the meeting, although … Continue reading

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Dr Patrick White (aka Rocky Balboa)

Dr Patrick White is a very smart man.  He has to be.  He’s is the lead negotiator for the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) which is negotiating a new 3 year master agreement for physicians services with the Alberta Dept of … Continue reading

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The Full Monty

Remember the movie The Full Monty.  It’s the story of 2 unemployed steelworkers from Sheffield.  They’re desperate for cash when they stumble upon a Chippendales type strip show and realize in an ill conceived flash of genius that they’ve found … Continue reading

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What’s Next…Unmarked Bills in a Plain Brown Envelope?

Queue jumping? “ Go-to- guys” who adjust waiting lists for prominent Albertans?  Are you kidding me? Just when Mr Zwozdesky thought he’d stared down the Alberta Medical Association, the opposition parties and Albertans who were demanding a public inquiry into healthcare, … Continue reading

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Oh Look…A Shiny Object!

They say you should never look a gift horse in the mouth, especially one worth $33 million, so it was with eager anticipation that I set about exploring the Government’s new health and wellness website.  The site was unveiled last … Continue reading

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