Monthly Archives: September 2013

Strange bedfellows: unions and executives

This provincial election has created some strange bedfellows. The unions representing health care workers have crawled into bed with the very executives who for over a decade have abused, cut and scapegoated their unionized workers. The unions are robo-calling, emailing … Continue reading

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10 are too many

Dave Farley of Pugwash has taken me to task in a Counterpoint item Bigger is not Better published in Wednesday’s Chronicle Herald. Click here to read it: http://thechronicleherald.ca/letters/1156430-counterpoint-bigger-is-not-better He asks if I have delivered health care. Nope I haven’t. But … Continue reading

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What’s the proof that more executives equal better health care?

Nova Scotia has ten health authorities, which are run by a legion of executives, administrators and managers. According to the public compensation disclosure reports the number of people in health care earning over $100,000 a year jumped by 30 percent … Continue reading

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Media monitor: misreading statistics

I was disappointed by several of the talking points made by a political scientist who was a guest on Thursday’s CBC Halifax’s Mainstreet program. She was speaking about health care and the Nova Scotia election. The professor said an election … Continue reading

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Minister says health care’s problem is management

Two days in and it’s been a busy week in Canadian health care. In Fredericton a retired RN and dean of nursing at the University of New Brunswick, Penny Ericson, wrote a 27-page letter about the failures in care for … Continue reading

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