Monthly Archives: February 2012

Speaking truth to power

In ancient Rome, emperors were followed by someone whose job it was to whisper in their ear, “You are not a god, you are not a god.” This was an early example of someone speaking truth to power. The latest … Continue reading

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Beating the Drum(mond) for change

Wherever you live in Canada, Saturday’s Chronicle Herald has an editorial and op ed piece which should be read. They reference the Drummond Report delivered to the Ontario government in February. The Report, which we hope isn’t like most reports … Continue reading

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Health care’s complex costs

There is a device in comedy called “the spit take” which is when one actor reacts to another by spraying the contents of his mouth out for dramatic effect. Nova Scotians can be excused for using that when reading some … Continue reading

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How can you have “input” when no one listens?

In today’s Herald Nova Scotia’s Minister of Health rejected the idea of merging ten health authorities into “one authority inevitably located in Halifax” because it “would leave health care providers and Nova Scotians from Sydney to Yarmouth with less control … Continue reading

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Our haphazard health care spending

Wow, this is an important piece on health care in Nova Scotia. Read it. It contradicts the comforting words of the Minister of Health and should embarrass the CFO of Capital Health and her colleagues on their multiple failings. It … Continue reading

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