$1.70 a litre in BC


spilledthebeer
#931
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Down to a buck flat in YQR even with PST and JST.




And $1.019 in east side of GTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!


Those Ford stickers did not affect the price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



but they sure DID upset the HOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!






And........................What??????????????????? ????????


Are you saying addicts ARE NOT POOR???????????????????????????????


THEN WHY are we buying needles for them????????????????????????????


And there is ALL SORTS of evidence regarding how bad drugs are for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Its been OVER 20 years since tv show South Park started making jokes.........................


about "Crack Hoe`s"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In related news...................................


Would it not have been easier to pay for kids Autism treatment in Ontari-owe if LIE-berals had not wasted a BILLION dollars on the gas plant scandal???????

Would it not be easier to pay our bills if LIE-berals had not decided that hugely costly green energy price gouging was the solution to our govt debt problems?????

And would it not be easier to pay our bills if LIE-berals had not spent so very much money BUYING civil service union HOG votes???????????????

Why is it that the people who are most likely to tell us not to worry about our huge debts- are the very people who benefit most from that govt debt?????????

Why is it that teachers cry about Ford education cuts - even though his budget is two billion dollars HIGHER than the LIE-beral version????????????????

No wonder our kids cannot do math when their teachers consider a two billion dollar add on AS A CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How is it that teachers cry about the Ford mandated “devastation” in schools -but it is actually SCHOOL BOARDS who will be making most of the cuts - to support staff, school cleaning and to heat and maintenance in order to give teachers the gravy they feel entitled to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is it fair that teachers with their monopoly stranglehold on education - should be able to FORCE elected leaders to cannibalize other sections of the system in order to dig up MORE GRAVY FOR TEACHERS????????????????????????

Toronto Sun writer Christina Blizzard did an article on the gross IMBALANCE Wynne-bag LIE-berals were promoting - in which funding for teachers rose FIFTY PERCENT FASTER than did funding for health - IN SPITE of the falling number of kids in our school system - and the SOARING NUMBER of patients needing medical care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is it fair to sick people that LIE-berals have decided that it is easier to buy votes from the education system than from the health care system and thus patients can be LIE-berally SCREWED with rationed health care - based on LIE-beral lust for power and need for votes??????????????????????????

Why is it that when a civil servant getting ONE THIRD MORE pay than a person in the private sector doing the same job- has a wage freeze- it is a sign of Conservative govt dictatorship - but when a govt union with a monopoly stranglehold on an essential service GOES TO WAR with our elected govt for more gravy -the HOGS Claim they are merely asking for fairness???????????????

How fair is it that a bunch of HOGS - who represent ONLY A MINORITY OF CDNS feel entitled to BULLY an elected govt that is struggling to keep us from sliding into bankruptcy thanks to RECORD levels of LIE-beral debt????????????

Teachers tell us that if they do not get the gravy they are demanding - then our KIDS WILL SUFFER- with lower graduation rates and lesser job skills!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do teachers not care that they sound just like MAFIA GOONS selling their “protection service” to shop owners?????????????????????
 
captain morgan
+3
#932
Yikes!.. $1.56 a liter in Vancouver and area as the high.
 
JLM
+1 / -1
#933
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

What???????????????????????????


Are you saying addicts ARE NOT POOR???????????????????????????????


THEN WHY are we buying needles for them????????????????????????????


And there is ALL SORTS of evidence regarding how bad drugs are for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Its been OVER 20 years since tv show South Park started making jokes.........................


about "Crack Hoe`s"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thus anybody who CHOOSES to stick a needle in their arm..........................


and inject whatever.......................................... .......


MADE A CONSCIOUS CHOICE........................................


to start with the SH+T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Do you not understand this???????????????????????????????



How stupid are you??????????????????????????????????



There are a whole lot of Cdn families who either have a relative...................................


or a neighbour who went off the rails and got addicted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!


That the CRAP is DANGEROUS......................................... ....


IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Maybe the time has come to let the druggies make up THEIR minds as to whether THEY want to live or die. It's going to come to that anyway the way things are going!
 
pgs
+2
#934
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Maybe the time has come to let the druggies make up THEIR minds as to whether THEY want to live or die. It's going to come to that anyway the way things are going!

They all eventually die early , the sad reality is , there are always two to replace them .
 
Twin_Moose
+2
#935
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Maybe the time has come to let the druggies make up THEIR minds as to whether THEY want to live or die. It's going to come to that anyway the way things are going!

Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

They all eventually die early , the sad reality is , there are always two to replace them .

The walking dead sad really
 
Curious Cdn
#936
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Yikes!.. $1.56 a liter in Vancouver and area as the high.

Thought you Albertans would be rubbing your hands with glee ...
 
petros
+1
#937
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

The walking dead sad really

The really really sad part is they are an industry that employs 3 people per junkie in social support.

After a string of people with disabilities were robbed in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, a cop did a week in a wheelchair and video survelailled.

It became a fluff piece on the news about how nice and caring people were to him.

The reality check?

He wasn't down there selling his pills so he could afford to buy groceries and pay rent. If he were the news story would have had impact on how people with disabilities are forced to live in BC.

Look closer at Trudeau's housing campaign. It's not targeted at the guy in the wheelchair who is forced to sell his medications to live with dignity.

The new Mayor ran on housing. Why? Because he had no clue how good people end up down there until his sister with MS wound up down there selling her meds to survive.
Last edited by petros; 2 days ago at 12:11 PM..
 
Hoid
#938
She should try selling gasoline at the airport.
 
petros
+1
#939
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The really really sad part is they are an industry that employs 3 people per junkie in social support.
After a string of people with disabilities were robbed in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, a cop did a week in a wheelchair and video survelailled.
It became a fluff piece on the news about how nice and caring people were to him.
The reality check?
He wasn't down there selling his pills so he could afford to buy groceries and pay rent. If he were the news story would have had impact on how people with disabilities are forced to live in BC.
Look closer at Trudeau's housing campaign. It's not targeted at the guy in the wheelchair who is forced to sell his medications to live with dignity.
The new Mayor ran on housing. Why? Because he had no clue how good people end up down there until his sister with MS wound up down there selling her meds to survive.



The fluff...

Undercover Vancouver Police officer Mark Horsley uncovers kindness in Downtown Eastside

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...side-1.3155360

A police officer who posed as a disabled man to catch thieves plaguing Vancouver's troubled Downtown Eastside was hit with unexpected kindness and compassion instead.

Police launched the undercover assignment last spring after a string of attacks and robberies against people in wheelchairs.

The rest of the article will give you a toothache from being so sweet.

The Reality...

VPD asks for help identifying pair connected to serious assault of man in wheelchair
BY HARRISON MOONEY
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: AUG 1, 2019

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-...-in-wheelchair

If you see these pieces of shit in a crosswalk, f-cking floor it.

 
spilledthebeer
#940
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Yikes!.. $1.56 a liter in Vancouver and area as the high.




Thursday morning Sept 12........................................


gas at $1.001 at the local Pioneer gas bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes- one dollar and one tenth of a cent per litre........................................


in the province that said NO.......................................


to the LIE-beral carbon tax SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!


And it has been that price for several days now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
spilledthebeer
#941
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

She should try selling gasoline at the airport.


GOSH hemerHOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Your display of sympathy is all we have come to expect of self serving LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Here is another article for you to PRETEND to ignore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!






Here is an article illustrating how completely out of control things are getting at TCHC - the largest govt owned and operated slum landlord in all of Canada!!

With some comments of my own in brackets):

TCHC is the best definition of insanity

By Sue-Ann Levy

Published: September 12, 2019. Updated: September 12, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Toronto & GTA

A report to the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) board Thursday shows that outstanding arrears jumped 12.3% from last July to the same time this year.

(In other words the number of tenants learning to game the system is INCREASING EVERY YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

The dollar value climbed to an obscene $15.4-million from $13.7-million last year, says the report, which also shows that 9,900 or some 17% of all units in the TCHC portfolio are in arrears.

(Uh huh- and one wonders how many of those arears units are held by gang bangers who are DELIGHTED that TCHC has decided it CANNOT EVICT them for any reason “since they have no other place to go” and are dependent on govt!!!

CEO Kevin Marshman conceded that 2/3 of those arrears have gone beyond 30 days and 1/3 beyond 120 days.

(Ah yes- just like civil service union HOG demands - ever UPWARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

This is abundantly shown by the fact that, as noted Thursday, the average value of arrears now going to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) has jumped by 31% or is now an average of $3,640.

That equates to nearly 10 months rent if you consider average TCHC rents are around $400 per month.

(Isnt it ODD how govt keeps telling us they are aiming for 2 percent inflation - but then IF we get a pay raise it is maybe one percent - and when HOGS want money it always ends up as 3 percent or more - meaning 300 percent higher pay raises for HOGS than we get?? With such numbers - it takes only a few years for HOGS to be getting WAY MORE weekly PAY than we ever will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

“There is a delay getting to address initial arrears that are coming,” Marshman said.

No kidding.

But what really made me realize that TCHC is the best definition of insanity — that is, saying or doing the same thing and expecting a different result — was Marshman’s explanation for the delay.

(This is LIE-beral policy in action- Socialist minded LIE-berals are bullies who tax harass us because we are busy and have lives and no time to stand up to them - but the gang bangers will not be bullied- they have no real job and own nothing and have nothing to lose - so they can afford to defy the HOGS - especially since LIE-berals REFUSE to evict non payers or convicted criminals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

When asked by board member John Campbell whether there is an action plan in place to reverse this, the CEO said the arrears are “structurally designed to go up” — blaming the 2010 eviction and death of Al Gosling and the subsequent 2013 and 2014 Ombudsman reports for their focus on maintaining tenancies instead of evicting tenants for non-payment of rent.

(Gosling was a sick old man- exactly the sort of CLIENT that TCHC was designed to help- and rather senile Gosling failed to properly fill out some govt paperwork- and lost a portion of his meagre income - and then fell behind in his rent payments and NO HOG could be bothered talking to him or finding out what was wrong!!!!)

(But our brave and ALWAYS socially responsible HOGS are not afraid of a sick old man and so they EVICTED Gosling- and he was to tired and bewildered to seek other aid and so he curled up out of sight on the cold concrete in a stairwell of the building he used to live in - and DIED THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Remember Gosling the next time TCHC tells us they cannot evict gang bangers- and MUST give them some place to live -even IF THEY DON’T PAY RENT!!!!!)

“At TCHC we try to maintain tenancies … we are negotiating repayment agreements and (that means) we stay in arrears,” Marshman said.

Fact is, while interim CEO in May of 2017 he said pretty much the same thing — blaming the shifted focus and the repayment process for the $12.9-million in arrears, which were 14% higher than the year before.

(This is ONE MAJOR REASON why Toronto Silly Hall wants MORE GRAVY from Ford!! So they can cover their fiscal MADNESS!! Why are we supplying rent free housing to THUGS????????????????????????)

As I wrote at the time, the 10,332 units in arrears comprised the same 18.9% noted by the Ombudsman for 2012 when she penned her two reports.

Clearly, there is no action plan.

(Action plan?? SURE there is- it is this: BUY VOTES for LIE-berals at any price - and grab GRAVY FOR HOGS - regardless of debt levels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

LEVY: Everything old at TCHC is new again
EDITORIAL: Evict the criminals from Toronto’s social housing
LEVY: Same story, different day at TCHC
LEVY: Empire building alive and well at TCHC

TCHC officials are not the slightest bit proactive about following up with tenants who let their rents slide. I’d venture to say they are downright lazy about doing so, and would further suggest if it was their own money we’d see an entirely different attitude.

(Reality is you cannot get rent money fro a drug addict who has already spent the welfare cheque!! And you cannot get rent money from a gang banger if you are afraid to approach and ask for money!! TCHC impotence reveals the ugly under belly of all LIE-beral policy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Marshman said there were things within the arrears process they could do better and that they are conducting a “significant review” of the process.

However, given that he knew about the problem in May of 2017 and did nothing, I don’t hold much hope.

The same goes for safety and security measures.

The report notes that between July 2018 and this year, there has been a 62% increase in crimes against property. Crimes against people were up 24% and serious violent incidents jumped 50%.

(Well - this does explain why TCHC is not wasting money on building repairs!!!!! Why spend scarce HOG gravy on repairs- just to satisfy thugs and vandals who don’t believe they should have to pay rent in any case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Its just too bad about the sick and crippled old folks like Gosling who are trapped in this mess and cannot escape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Marshman said that’s due in part to the increased presence of Community Safety officers which TCHC officials make tenants feel more “confident” reporting the crimes.

That may be so.

But when Marshman was asked about the “solve” rates of those crimes that are report, he said he didn’t know the answer.

(Uh huh- and would YOU report a crime if you knew the Safety Officers went home at 4pm and the THUGS you reported would be at your door at 6pm to forcefully discuss your ideas about “social responsibility”?? TCHC tenants have been complaining for YEARS - about how thugs intimidate them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Senior security official Allan Britton told the board the police investigate most of the crimes that occur on their property, and then he would ask the police to let them know whenever a crime is solved.

For heaven’s sake, what is wrong with TCHC officials?

(The only honest solution is SEPARATION of thugs and victims!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Given the heavy demands on police, would it not be far better for TCHC security officials to be proactive and follow-up with police — especially considering security is supposed to be a priority.

To reiterate: TCHC is the best definition of insanity.

(TCHC is simply doing it best to manage - within the INSANE Social Justice Warrior frame work set up by power mad and vote hungry LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
 
petros
+2
#942
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

She should try selling gasoline at the airport.

That would be an expensive ramp long ramp just to fill a Cessna.

Besides with all the electric jets, she'd only get layed off in the next 6 weeks when Ellie May gets elected PM.

May never takes the ferrie and her charter float planes and helicopters arent electric so there could job security.

But then again, her brother was an NDP MLA before running for mayor of Vancouver. Elite May or may not like that.
Last edited by petros; 1 day ago at 02:42 PM..
 
pgs
+1
#943
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The really really sad part is they are an industry that employs 3 people per junkie in social support.

After a string of people with disabilities were robbed in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, a cop did a week in a wheelchair and video survelailled.

It became a fluff piece on the news about how nice and caring people were to him.

The reality check?

He wasn't down there selling his pills so he could afford to buy groceries and pay rent. If he were the news story would have had impact on how people with disabilities are forced to live in BC.

Look closer at Trudeau's housing campaign. It's not targeted at the guy in the wheelchair who is forced to sell his medications to live with dignity.

The new Mayor ran on housing. Why? Because he had no clue how good people end up down there until his sister with MS wound up down there selling her meds to survive.

But hey all those three for one social workers have their weekly meeting on team building .
 
petros
+1
#944
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

But hey all those three for one social workers have their weekly meeting on team building .

And the BCGEU every second Friday EDO and 3 paid crisis days per month.
 
spilledthebeer
#945
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

But hey all those three for one social workers have their weekly meeting on team building .




YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THAT IS THE PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Team HOG focused ONLY on building the gravy train!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !







Here is an article that tries to persuade Cdns that they are being well served by the hordes of poverty pimps that infest Toronto Silly Hall! With some comments of my own in brackets):

Impact of social workers 'not well understood'

JOAN MACKENZIE DAVIES, Special to the Toronto Sun. First posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 12:00 PM EDT

The reality is that the impact of social workers is not well understood. As the executive director of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) that represents 5,200 professionals in the province, this poses a significant challenge to both the profession and the public.

(The sad reality for most Cdns is that they DO SEE CLEARLY just how useful social workers really are! Pious nonsense spouted by a person who makes a fine living supporting the over paid Hogs will not alter that Cdn view!)

Many Ontarians struggling with real issues such as addictions, mental health conditions or caring for a loved one, and who could benefit from the profession’s unique training and skills, never seek services due to limited or inaccurate information about social workers.

(Some Cdns feel that safe injection sites are actually making the addiction problem WORSE by reducing the risk of being a hard core addict! Addiction is not just based on chemical dependency, there is also a psychological compulsion and one should ask if that compulsion would be reduced if you knew your odds of dying were increasing exponentially with each hit? But if you have those costly safe injection sites close at hand, then you can take comfort knowing you can still have your fun secure in the knowledge there is help close by to bring you back from any disaster! We have all heard talk about scaring addicts straight and staring death in the face is a real persuader pushing towards the straight life for some! And many Cdns figure that our scarce health dollars should be spent on people who have real illnesses and not on people who are going out of their way to risk their health with dangerous drugs- its not a secret that heroin and crack and Fentanyl are deadly so why get started on it-unless you want to die?)

Sensational headlines such as “Social Workers failing Toronto’s homeless,” which recently accompanied a story in the Toronto Sun, subsequently edited to read, “Welfare Workers failing Toronto’s homeless” do not help and reinforce mis-perceptions about the profession.

(How sad that some poverty pimps wish to pretend that welfare recipients are always innocent! What of child killer Marcia Dooley who was under investigation for welfare fraud when she was arrested for killing stepson Randal? What of the wife of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aideed who sent his most treasured wife- as a Muslim he has several- off to live in Canada on Our welfare- along with 10-12 kids- all of them belonging to hubby Mohamed and sired on those multiple wives? And what of his wife repeatedly flying BACK to Somalis to take part in various GOVT sponsored activities while poverty pimps tell us it is none of our business what sort of relationship she has with her hubby?)

(What of the woman with Downs Syndrome who has just enough maturity ( about 12 years age development) to enjoy sex and is also mature enough to enjoy drugs and alcohol but not enough maturity to practice safe sex and avoid repeated pregnancies and repeated STD infections- with SOCIETY left holding the bag for the damaged children she regularly gives birth to? What of the nice family of 3 that I recently met- mom is an ex alcoholic who manages to stay on the wagon, teen son is the reliable one in the family and father is a methadone recipient who makes the family welfare money stretch MUCH FURTHER by stealing anything not nailed down- and if he can pry it up then it ain`t nailed down now is it!)

(What of the woman exposed in Pickering a while back- living very cheaply in a farmhouse rented for about $200.00 per month on the Pickering Airport lands and supplementing her welfare by raising chickens and ducks on the rural property and selling them and eggs under the table and also making a nice little bit of pocket change cleaning houses under the table as well?)

(What of the immigrant Mom from the Carribean documented some years back by Toronto Red Star reporters- the woman lived on welfare with her 3 young kids- all Cdn born so LIE-berals insist we cannot send the `family` back to the crap island she came from- and with all the kids sired from different fathers and she passes her time with drugs and a part time job as a prostitute while the kids-roughly 9 months, 2 years and 3 years in age stay home with tv? The poverty pimps repeatedly visit the “affordable housing” apt to try to teach the woman that letting a baby go for hours at a time without any food is a bad idea. Further, poverty pimps have failed to teach the woman that the baby needs its diapers changed fairly often or it will develop MORE nasty rashes that need medical treatment. They also failed to convince the woman that food needs to be refrigerated or it will sicken the kids when its fed to them- and its especially bad if she puts the food onto plates already filthy with rotting food- If she bothers to feed them! The woman likes cats and has several and its too bad that poverty pimps cannot teach the woman that letting a 9 month old baby play with cat sh+t is not a good idea!)

(The wait for not so affordable housing was reaching the TWENTY YEAR POINT BEFORE those hordes of illegal refugees started flooding in after Our idiot Boy Justin threw out the invite! God only knows what the wait will be in a year- certainly the wait time will be LONGER that some have to live!)

On the brighter side, much can, and is, being done to help close this “information” gap. This past March, during Social Work Week, we highlighted stories of how Ontarians, from all segments of society, are receiving much needed help from social workers – some in private practice as therapy providers and many others working in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, schools, corrections, and other vital institutions.

(That`s nice- but LIE-berals are apparently focused ONLY on CLOSING that information gap by making it into a HATE CRIME to be critical of their many failed policies!)

Ontario is facing a public health crisis on many fronts: addictions, mental health, increased demands on hospital beds with an aging population, among them. Cost-effective solutions are needed now more than ever. The media and members of the public both have an important role to play in not only identifying where the system is failing, but also in sharing successes and promising solutions. For example, two large GTA hospitals recently placed social workers in emergency departments during peak hours as part of a three-month pilot project with the goal of helping individuals with non-urgent care needs, with a focus on seniors.

(Yes, its true, we need more aid to sick, aged, mentally challenged Cdns- so WHY are we allowing LIE-berals to dig us so deeply into debt as they BUY the votes they need to cling to power so they can spend years exploring exotic and never before considered depths of DEBT with Hog allies while REAL problems are ignored? LIE-berals believe that any problem that concerns them can be resolved by burying it DEEPLY in cash! The problem is all the troubles that concern LIE-berals revolve around the need of LIE-beral friends for MORE GRAVY! Hogs have left NO gravy for the rest of us!)

By addressing the non-medical needs of these complex care patients and connecting them to community resources, social workers helped reduce admissions and delivered a savings of $1.4 million when costs were annualized over a year.

(Poverty Pimps are being hypocritical in linking aged people with Alzheimer Disease to “self medicated” drug addicts! As if both were equally innocent!)

There is also room for clarity regarding the qualifications and training of social workers. To be called a “social worker” or “registered social worker” in Ontario, individuals must hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in social work and be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). These are protected titles under provincial legislation since passage of the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998. A register on OCSWSSW’s website lists the names of individuals who meet the criteria to use these titles.

(Thats nice- a powerful union holds control of and access to jobs and holds the profession HOSTAGE! Play THEIR GAME and SUPPORT THEIR PROPAGANDA or they will not certify you! And some Cdns find it hard to understand why U of T professors such as Jordan Peterson speak of “corrupted disciplines!)

The media must continue to look at public health issues through a critical lens. However, it can play an important role as well in showcasing cost-effective solutions, such as the emergency departments pilots that address gaps in service delivery, better serve the public and save taxpayers’ dollars.

(Shall we ask how the dietary supplement that used to be offered to welfare recipients with REAL health problems was deliberately abused? Shall we ask if the methadone scandal of a few years back- in which addicts scored multiple doses of the drug at various dishonest clinics has been resolved? Shall we ask if welfare recipients are still allowed to “lose” their rent money and then aks for MORE while offering some crap excuse that would not wash in the real world? Shall we ask what new safeguards have been put into place to ensure that welfare cheats like child killer Marcia Dooley will not be able to game the system in future?)

Secondarily, such editorials would serve to build public confidence in seeking help from trained professionals such as social workers for problems they are facing.

(My personal problem is over taxation, inadequate old age pension and debt- how will social worker Hogs help me with that? Except make matters WORSE with their Hog union GREED!)

Together, we can change the narrative and the outcome for many Ontarians in need. As a collective, we need to continue identifying gaps in the system and where professionals are, in fact, “failing.” It is equally important to recognize the work being done to create new and innovative solutions for individuals, while, at the same time, improving access to our health care and social services delivery systems overall.

- Joan MacKenzie Davies, MSW, RSW, is the executive director of the Ontario Association of Social Workers

(And apparently she is also completely UNAWARE of how angry Cdns are at being treated as the sucker nation of the world!)








 

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