Hypocrisy of the Left


Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#661
‘ASIMIL8’ licence plate is hurtful whether it is about Star Trek or humans, government emails say

Quote:

Whether “assimilation” is by fictional aliens in the television series Star Trek or in real life against Indigenous people, the meaning is the same and should never have been approved for a personalized licence plate, a senior executive with Manitoba Public Insurance says in internal email.
The unusual government discussion of alien species came during panicked discussions by senior staff at the non-profit Crown corporation that approves and issues the province’s licence plates after social media buzz about a Star Trek fan’s personalized plate “ASIMIL8.”
The government immediately cancelled the plate in 2017, after two years of it decorating Nicholas Troller’s truck. For Troller, the phrase is associated with the Borg, a partially cybernetic group of protagonists in the science-fiction series. The Borg grow by assimilating new species into its collective.
His plate was surrounded by slogans reflecting the Borg’s other catchphrases: “We are the Borg” and “Resistance is futile.”
Troller filed a court challenge in 2017, supported by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, a conservative non-profit organization that defends constitutional freedoms through litigation.
As part of the court process, government emails from staff at Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) were recently filed in court.
The communications show the plate was cancelled not after a formal complaint but when a social media post was spotted by a government employee. Further, the plate should never have been issued in the first place, Ward Keith, vice-president of communications with MPI, said in emails.
“Are there other plates out there that we need to be concerned about? We need a complete listing for review,” Keith wrote in an email April 24, the day he learned of the plate.
“This is really, really serious and we are considering serious disciplinary action for those who were involved and contributed to approving a plate that is so obviously inappropriate at a time when there was significant media coverage about the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, etc …”
Even after he heard Troller’s explanation that it was a Star Trek reference and not meant as an offensive message about Indigenous people, Keith said it made no difference.
“Even with the rationale he provided, the meaning is the exact same regardless of what race — human or alien — it applies to. My only concern is if we get asked why we issued it in the first place. We are still vulnerable.”
Alarm bells started ringing when a fellow Manitoba government employee saw a Facebook post about the plate and forwarded it to MPI on April 24, 2017, asking: “Is this a real MPI-issued plate?”
By day’s end, a whirlwind of emails had ensued, stretching into the evening.
“I hope the people involved in this mess now see why we take this stuff so seriously and expect some common sense judgment to apply — or at the very least, following our own procedures,” Keith wrote.
Bosses at MPI were asking how the plate passed through the committee set up to stop inappropriate plates from being issued. The documents include a long list of plates that were refused, including INJIN, DRG DLR, and HITNRUN.
The committee, the emails say, searches requested words on the online slang repository Urban Dictionary.
“An Urban Dictionary search was done on the slogan and no hits were found. No concerns were raised to the committee about the slogan,” wrote Dave Burns, manager of licensing services.
In response, Carla Hocken, Registrar of Motor Vehicles, sent a link to the website’s entry on assimilation that defined it in racist terms. Burns replied: “I can’t say with certainty why that entry in the Urban Dictionary wasn’t called out.”
The day after MPI staff heard of the plate, Troller was called to return the plate to any MPI bureau. He said he wouldn’t be able to do that until the end of the week.
“We can’t wait the week,” Burns wrote later that day. Hocken, he said, “wants the plate off the road immediately.”
When Burns called Troller to retrieve the plate, Troller hung up on him, the emails say. Troller asked who had complained but wasn’t told.
The emails show that a complaint was filed, but it came after the decision was already made to pull the plate. It came after an Ontario woman saw the plate on Facebook.
MaryAnn Wilhelm, of Owen Sound, Ont., the outreach director for the NDP’s Aboriginal Commission, said in an interview with National Post she found the ASIMIL8 plate offensive, especially in a province with a large Aboriginal community.
“When I came across this photo on social media, it was pretty blatant to me,” she said. Most people would see it as a racist sentiment rather than a science-fiction reference, she said.
“I was very comfortable going ahead and filing the complaint.”
Once the media learned of MPI’s demand to return the plate, the MPI emails went into overdrive. When CTV asked for comment, debate over “scripting” and messaging ensued and whether a spokesperson should speak on camera. They wondered if CTV might “kill” the story.
“Ward doesn’t want us doing an interview,” Burns wrote on April 27.
Later that day, Troller seemed to accept he had lost the plate and requested a replacement with a different Star Trek reference.
He asked for: LOCUTUS. (The name of an important Borg character.)
The department said he could have it for free — as long as the ASIMIL8 plate was returned and the new plate approved by MPI.
A court date in the challenge has not yet been set.

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#662
Former prime minister Kim Campbell cusses out Trump in tweet

Quote:

Since leaving politics she's served on multiple boards and committees. In 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed her to chair the independent advisory board tasked with coming up with a short list of candidates for the Supreme Court.

 
Walter
+1
#663
Media silent after fake 'hate crime' involving the murder of a little girl, exposed
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog...#ixzz5c0j5mPYl

It’s all about the agenda.
 
spilledthebeer
#664
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Former prime minister Kim Campbell cusses out Trump in tweet


Sadly, the Conservative Party has been infiltrated by Red Tories- a batch of back stabbing LIE-beral "Lite" hypocrites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Joe Clark. Ernie Eaves and Kim Campbell epitomize all that is wrong with Red Tory thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Clark, Eaves and Campbell are the reason the Reform Party had to be created!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Fortunately Red Tories are in disgrace at this time- mainly thanks to that imbecile Joe Clark telling people that in his view "all true Conservatives would join the LIE-beral party rather than work with Reform Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



THERE IS A GOOD REASON why we dont hear much from knuckleheads like Clark, Eaves and Campbell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
EagleSmack
+2
#665
LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fea...s-test-1174599


"Many of these residents are now grappling with a quality-of-life issue that defies their own liberal ideals.

Sleepless in Seattle and Community producer Gary Foster, who moved to the area two years ago from Westwood and works with the homeless advocacy group The People Concern, says he was surprised by the number of residents who expressed exasperation with — if not outright disdain for — the transient population. "They tend to be liberal, they want to do good in the world, but they're balancing their beliefs with how that might impact the value of their real estate," says Foster, who began his activism after producing The Soloist, about a journalist who discovers a musical savant living on Skid Row."




*snicker*
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#666
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fea...s-test-1174599


"Many of these residents are now grappling with a quality-of-life issue that defies their own liberal ideals.

Sleepless in Seattle and Community producer Gary Foster, who moved to the area two years ago from Westwood and works with the homeless advocacy group The People Concern, says he was surprised by the number of residents who expressed exasperation with — if not outright disdain for — the transient population. "They tend to be liberal, they want to do good in the world, but they're balancing their beliefs with how that might impact the value of their real estate," says Foster, who began his activism after producing The Soloist, about a journalist who discovers a musical savant living on Skid Row."




*snicker*


Yes- LIE-berals such as our resident Bluebyrdie are very enthusiastic about doing good- USING OTHER PEOPLES MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And of course any good that is done MUST NOT AFFECT THEIR PROPERTY VALUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


As my father in law used to say: judges and psychiatrists would NOT be so enthusiastic about releasing criminals and lunatics back into the community if it meant that the criminals and loons would be living on the same street as the judge or psychiatrist!!!!!!!!!!


And I think it was Ulysses Grant who observed: "a LIE-beral is a person who will give away everything that he does not own"!!!!!!!!
 
Walter
+1
#667
The American press should be grateful to Trump
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex...teful-to-trump

Murphy gets it right.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#668
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

The American press should be grateful to Trump
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex...teful-to-trump

Murphy gets it right.

Lots of hate for old Rex in the comments .
 
Walter
#669
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Lots of hate for old Rex in the comments .

Rex speaks truth and the progs go wild.
 
spilledthebeer
#670
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Rex speaks truth and the progs go wild.




One little quibble- the Trump presidency is NOT A SPECTACLE like a circus or tv show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our political future and financial FATE are on the line here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Will we have a future dominated by bankers and civil service union Hogs - looting and pillaging more relentlessly then 18th century pirates??????????????


Even those 18th century pirates sailed away and left us alone once in a while!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But LIE-berals are a plague of locusts who NEVER LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Worse yet- the LIE-berals and their Hog pals are allied to an army of desperate, ill educated, unskilled and often poorly disciplined peasants coming here from around the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wynnebag LIE-berals ruled Ontari-owe for FIFTEEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


And the number of drug addicts and emergency street shelters SPIRALED EVER UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wynne-bag LIE-berals ruled for 15 years- and our debts DOUBLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


Wynne-bag LIE-berals ruled for 15 years and became notorious as the most corrupt govt in our history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wynne-bag LIE-berals told us they could save the environment with carbon tax scams and mouldy green energy messes and all they did is rob us blind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wynne-bag LIE-berals told us how important it was to have affordable housing and more transit- and they have built and repaired NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy and his federal LIE-berals have gone down the same vile road is Wynne-bag LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy made grand promises to natives..................and after 2 years of LIE-beral mis-rule- native suicides started spiking!!!!!!!!!


After 3 years of federal LIE-beral rule- we have seen an epidemic of ARSON in towns with large native populations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Arson directed at govt buildings so often that Northern govt cannot get insurance for its schools and public buildings any more!!!!!!!!


And the town of Iqualuit is now facing food shortages because some arsonists BURNED DOWN the store and warehouse holding most of the winter food supply!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are working hard to produce exactly the sort of dystopian nightmare future that gloomy science fiction writers like Orwell have been warning us about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


One has only to look at the violence at Toronto Housing Authority buildings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!


TCHC has about 120,000 "customers" in its govt owned slums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But Toronto is a city of 2,750,000 - so TCHC residents represent a SMALL FRACTION of the Toronto population!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yet ONE THIRD of all the murders that occurred in Toronto in this record breaking year long murder spree occurred at TCHC buildings!!!!!!!!!!!!


We have all seen the faces on the news- the brown ones and the black ones- angry faces, dead faces, sobbing families................


These people represent GRAPHIC TESTIMONY PROVING that the LIE-beral immigration selection process is a TERRIBLE AND COSTLY FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are selecting people mainly for their willingness to mark an X beside the name of a LIE-beral candidate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are IGNORING the reality of how poorly their PREFERRED immigrants are integrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The LIE-beral selected immigrants are FAILING to pass on any strong values or real moral discipline to their kids!!!!!!!!!!!


And our LIE-beral dominated education system that is so willing to excuse bad behaviour as a cultural difference is NOT HELPING!!!!



LIE-berals do not care that it is mainly the desperate and deluded children of immigrants selected by Pierre Trudeau that are currently doing all the shooting in Toronto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



LIE-beral immigration policy has been DEMONSTRATED to be a multi generational failure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And Our idiot Boy Justin WANTS TO EXPAND AND ACCELERATE THE LIE-BERAL MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are not content with egging on BIGOTS from Black Lives Matter and anti white natives from Idle No More...........now LIE-berals want to add mobs of Nigerian scammers and Muslim bomb makers to our multi cult MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The immigrants selected by Pierre Trudeau were better educated and more culturally similar to us- than any of the current mob of illegals that LIE-berals are seeking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The future in Canada of the immigrants selected by Our idiot Boy will be much more BLEAK and DESOLATE than that of previous generations since the current crop has LESS EDUCATION AND LESS LANGUAGE SKILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


With the added difficulty that unskilled jobs are fading away like snow in July in Canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Less skill, less education and less opportunity are NOT good solid social foundations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


And LIE-berals are breaking the bank and running up FANTASTIC DEBTS in order to BUY voter support from muddled and selfish special interest groups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals WANT to have our economy LOADED WITH DEBT and politically PARALYZED by fear and despair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If we are starving then we will become beggars - dependent on LIE-beral charity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!


LIE-berals want us fwning over them as if we were whipped curs seeking the masters approval!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We are all alleged systemic racists and Islamophobes and we must be scourged according to LIE-beral doctrine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



LIE-berals are already treating us as if we were dogs and they were animal ABUSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Already LIE-berals feed us when they feel like it- when election time rolls around they trot out the goodies................and then take them back after the election choices are made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They destroy our lives with careless cruelty and then tell us - using OUR MONEY FOR ADVERTISING - how well they are tending to us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes- the analogy of LIE-berals as BAD PET OWNERS is apt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
-1
#671
One little quibble- the Trump presidency is NOT A SPECTACLE like a circus or tv show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trump wishes that he was a spectacle like Nuremburg.

http://youtu.be/Ml22txWypJE
 
spilledthebeer
#672
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

One little quibble- the Trump presidency is NOT A SPECTACLE like a circus or tv show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trump wishes that he was a spectacle like Nuremburg.

http://youtu.be/Ml22txWypJE




On that note- we SHOULD DEFINITELY HAUL OUR IDIOT



BOY JUSTIN into a Human Rights but usually Wrong LIE-


beral run kangaroo Court and PROSECUTE the idiot Boy to



the full extent of LIE-beral law because he and his LIE-berals



so strongly discriminate against white people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


After all- Our idiot Boy has singled out white people for abusive treatment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


Our idiot Boy considers that drunken native THIEF Coulton Boushie HAS MORE RIGHTS than farmer Gerald Stanley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Recall the circumstances under which Boushie came to national attention:



Boushie and some pals were out road running........roaming the countryside- drinking and driving ---and according to later court testimony- THEY WERE LOOKING FOR STUFF TO STEAL from area farmers like Stanley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In the course of their "explorations" of other peoples property they hit a culvert or something and blew a tire- and came limping onto the farm of Gerald Stanley- and seeking "aid" for the flat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Given the previous testimony that they were looking for stuff to steal- and sell- so they could buy more booze- it is reasonable that when they went "looking for aid" -they were really looking for a suitable tire to STEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Unfortunately Stanley spotted the prowling native drunks and confronted them with a pistol as they attempted to "leave the scene"!!!!!!


So if they want "aid" then why flee when somebody shows up?????????????????????


But since they are self admitted thieves- we should ask if they wanted to flee before Stanley got a good look at the contents of their vehicle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Naturally- THERE WAS NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION of what property- that might have belonged to others - might have been found in the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals do not think it is any concern of our how much stuff Boushie and company might have stolen before being confronted by Stanley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But Stanley CONSIDERED IT HIS BUSINESS to know what was in the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Stanley and his neighbours have endured MULTIPLE THEFTS by prowling, drunken native thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So Stanley wanted to know what was in the car since it mkight have BELONGED TO HIM and used his pistol to threaten Boushie and compel him to stop the car so Stanley could search it looking for property stolen either from him or from his neighbours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Boushie did not want to stay and be searched and refused to shut off the car engine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So Stanely reached in and attempted to grab the keys and in the struggle his gun went off and killed Boushie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Police were called and arrested Stanley for careless use of a firearm and other charges!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Also found at the scene was a LOADED SAWED OFF semi automatic .22 calibre rifle that had been quietly dumped by one of the other natives so they would look less like a threat when cops showed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We have ancient laws that are SUPPOSED to authorize us so we can take reasonable action to protect ourselves and our property from prowling drunken, thieving, ARMED idiots- and Boushie and his idiot gang MEET those criminal criteria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Its TOO BAD that LIE-berals do not respect such laws and work HARD to undermine them for the sake of shamelessly BUYING native votes!!!!!!!!!


It is Our idiot Boy and his loser LIE-berals who should be up in front of a judge for THEIR SHAMELESS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WHITE VOTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#673
Extremist groups increasing concern : Goodale

Quote:

REGINA - Canada's minister for public safety says right-wing, white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups are an increasing concern and threat to Canadians.
Ralph Goodale said the groups promote hate, which manifests itself in violent anti-Semitism or in other crimes.
"The van attack along Yonge Street in Toronto earlier last year had those kinds of roots," Goodale said Tuesday after a speech on national security at the University of Regina.
Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch, mowing down pedestrians.
Goodale also used the example of six people murdered inside a Quebec City mosque in 2017 because they were at prayer.
He said the suspects were inspired by what they saw on the internet.
"They may have behaved themselves as singular individuals doing very evil deeds but they were inspired by something and largely that relates back to what they saw on the internet," Goodale said.
Goodale said Daesh and al-Qaida aren't the only sources of dangerous, extremist violence and it can come from any type of fanaticism.
He said the federal government is working with internet providers to eliminate the problem and so far there's been "pretty decent co-operation."
Internet providers have an obligation to make sure they don't provide a platform for spreading fear and hate, Goodale said.
"They don't want to have a reputation that they are purveyors of that kind of nasty stuff," he said. "But they have to do better."

I thought the van attacker had a rare mental disease with relationships with women?
 
Walter
+2
#674
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Extremist groups increasing concern : Goodale



I thought the van attacker had a rare mental disease with relationships with women?

Doesn't fit the agenda.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#675
Because you bought a Pipeline now you should:

Trudeau should consider buying GM and making electric cars
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#676
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Doesn't fit the agenda.


EXTREMIST GROUPS WORRY LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!


Apparently "extremist group" is the new label for anybody who does not vote LIE-beral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are becoming INCREASINGLY UNEASY about the mood of the country????????????????????????????


Can Our idiot Boy and his loser LIE-berals BUY enough votes to win another election???????????????????????


We know that Ontari-owe LIE-berals under Wynne-bag tried to BUY the election last June and each BRIBE offered made the public



MORE WORRIED as they calculated how many MORE NEW TAXES they would have to pay to cover the cot of the FREEBIES!!!!!!!!


Will Our idiot Boy Justin try the Wynne-bag bribery route- knowing it did not work for her?????????????????


if not bribery then WHAT ELSE do loser LIE-berals have to offer??????????????????????????????????


The truth is Cdns are far more focused on health care than they are on the rapidly growing LIE-beral collection of illegals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Here is another article detailing the answer to the BIG Question-can LIE-berals get anything right? We see yet again they cannot as detailed in this post-along with some comments of my own in brackets):

Ontario home care nurse writes about her frustration from the front lines.

By Christina Blizzard, Queen's Park Columnist
First posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 06:29 PM EST

After I reported on auditor general Bonnie Lysyk’s recent scathing report on mismanagement in the health-care system, I received this heartfelt email from a nurse, whose name I’ve withheld.

Nurses quietly perform vital work, yet they rarely make the Sunshine List of $100,000-plus earners. From the front lines she expressed the frustrations of those most dedicated and hard-working people: Front line nurses.

“I have been a nurse for almost 27 years, employed primarily in home care. The changes I’ve observed over the years makes me shake my head. I used to LOVE my job. Every day I woke up thrilled to go to work but now, I dread it. I still enjoy the one-on-one interaction with my patients but the cuts have been severe and I’ve had to limit the amount of time and help I devote to my patients and that goes against every reason that I became a nurse.

“The sad part is that these issues all started when our government allowed for-profit companies to bid on home care contracts with the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC.) That was the worst decision they could have ever made. I didn’t have such issues when I worked for VON (Victorian Order of Nurses). The VON had been operating as a non-profit for over 100 years when this happened and somehow they lost out to numerous for-profit health agencies.

(I have to think it would be fun to do an investigation into who owns these “for profit” companies that are bidding on home care contracts? And how is it possible that for profit companies can undercut NON profit groups that have traditionally provided that home care? One assumes the pay provided to nurses at for profit companies is LOWER than at non profit places in order to provide the gravy/profits needed! There is the stink of preferential treatment here-but then former LIE-beral Dalton McGinty did warn us- after he won that second term as premier-“that its time LIE-berals started picking economic winners and losers in Ontari-owe! And WE know who are the LIE-beral specified losers are don’t we?)

“Now the heads of these for-profits are making huge profits from ill Canadians. That’s not the way our healthcare system should operate! I’m sure that Tommy Douglas is rolling over in his grave as this is not what he envisioned for universal heath care in Canada. Patients are not put first, profits are.

(LIE-berals have never yet spotted a govt operation that they could not subvert into a supplier for their gravy train riding friends!)

“Home care has always paid a fair amount less than hospitals and I never minded because I preferred to focus and care for one patient at a time. I mind now because the money isn’t going back into the agency operations as it did with VON; it’s making the agency owners’ filthy rich. I must work at least 50-60 hours per week to simply cover my bills because there have been so many cuts. I spend anywhere from 1-3 hours a day just driving. (I live in Northern Ontario).

(Peterborough home care nurse Kathy Katula was the one who confronted Our idiot Boy Justin in an early “town hall” meeting and ended up weeping on camera because of her HUGE HEATING BILLS- driven in large part by carbon crap and trade tax SCAM! And now such nurses are being squeezed on pay raises as well!)

“We used to be compensated for that time but we no longer are. If we have a particularly bad day with a lot of driving, we must ask the area director for reimbursement for travel. It used to just be given based upon how many kilometers we drove and how far apart our patient visits were. Now we feel as though we must get on bended knee and beg for what we should be given without question.

(That’s nice-pressure the nurses to get a move on quickly and scrimp on patient care-just so long as profits are GOOD then everything is FINE! Of course if they crash their car on a snowy road- that LIE-berals are getting very sloppy about plowing- then it’s the fault of the nurse! And if the nurse is injured then our rationed health care is more short handed!)

“The Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) could come in, employ nurses and personal service workers directly, give everyone a raise and STILL save millions if not billions by employing direct and removing all the for-profit agencies that are getting rich. I wonder if the government ever consults with actual front-line workers before making decisions.

(Why would LIE-berals consult with front line workers when the entire operation is about what’s best for LIE-berals and their pals? Who do these nurses and patients think they are? It serves those old folks right for getting sick in the first place- right? Besides- LIE-berals delight in offering up opportunities for their pals to play at being bloated capitalists- using govt gravy!)

“I’m ‘burned out.’ It’s tough to give your all, day in and day out while dealing with a system that’s broken. My patients are always my number one priority regardless of what goes on around me and I just wish that our government and the nursing agencies cared even 1/10 the amount I do.”

(Lord know I do generally enjoy verbally slapping at civil servants of any sort but I DO have sympathy for nurses. After all, they are really the only civil servants that have to hustle. The typical civil servant can reach end of shift and simply shrug and go home-secure in the knowledge that the unfinished work will still be there tomorrow. That’s not so with nurses-they cannot reach end of shift and still have a bundle of pills and meals to hand out-no fair for them to shrug and say “no problem-I will give a double does tomorrow! Nurses generally MOVE during their shift! And deal with all that blood and vomit and bed sores and other body fluids-no nice sanitary day of casual paper pushing for nurses!)

(Nurses are guided in their work by a degree of conscience and personal responsibility that other civil servants scorn! And our LIE-beral govt would rather reward arrogant teachers and garbage collectors who feel they should have jobs for life while nurses are squeezed? BAD PRIORITIES there!)
 

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