YOU SAID IT: Need health-care solutions

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NEED HEALTH-CARE SOLUTIONS

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Is it repairable? The constant question without any answer. Again and again, our federal government and so-called leader and his cronies are incapable of giving us Canadians any clue on what is to be done with our not just broken, but totally collapsed health-care system.

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We realize money is not the only solution, but is a must ingredient in the recipe for a solution. So often money has liberally been thrown into the air to land anywhere but on Canadian soil.

Yes, I am among those aging boomers who is doctor orphaned and awaiting to hear from those who may help with my remaining medical problems, which eventually will need fixing. I was lucky enough to have three stents placed in my lower body three weeks ago, which now allow me as much mobility as I require. A definite boost to my four draws of curling per week.

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Those in power must immediately create a dedicated and responsible think tank to address the lack of necessary treatment for Canadians of all ages. No, we can’t just blame our premier this time. It is a national tragedy. Those suffering and waiting and waiting are running out of time. Who will take the responsibility for so many eventual deaths?

WAYNE KIRK

PEMBROKE

(Who indeed?)

ALMOST CRIED

I almost cried tears for those poor school board employees trying to get by on $40,000 a year. You know, wife, kids, dog, mortgage and car payments. Then I caught myself. Maybe, as unions claim, school board staff are underpaid and even perhaps under-acknowledged. But here is something to add to your morning cup of coffee. Ask most senior citizens if they would like an annual income in the range of $40,000. You might see enough tears to cause a flood!

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At first blush, the union wanted somewhere in the area of 11 per cent. I believe it dropped to the area of six per cent. Well, those seniors who collect OAS payments get an annual raise each year. It usually amounts to between $2 or $3! Try buying a cup of coffee with that.

So, where am I going with this? If you have a job that pays $40,000, you may very well not be able to afford a wife, kids, dog, mortgage and car payments. That’s a financial reality. Something union officials tend to ignore.

MICHAEL PERREAULT

OTTAWA

(Reality can be a hard thing.)

I’LL MAKE SACRIFICES TOO

I truly am inspired by Ms. Freeland’s decision to end her subscription to the premium streaming service Disney+ in order to cope with inflation and the expected recession. And to think she personally carried the decision to her children, with no minions involved. What a tremendous example of public service.

Accordingly, I will no longer buy HÄAGEN-DAZS ice cream. From now on, it’s nothing but Breyer’s for me!

DEREK GRANT

OTTAWA

(These are the sacrifices we all must make…)

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