The Second Step to Correcting Healthcare.
As the first step stated, we must shorten wait times in offices and clinics throughout the system by allowing doctors to phone in prescriptions and still get paid for their efforts. While this may seem minor, it would help make a difference in lowering costs and improving efficiency.Read more
Don't be misled; this is a terrible Budget!
The Liberal government reintroduced their 2017-2018 budget yesterday. It was first introduced in April, but died when the election was called a few days later. The Status Quo is going through its standard responses - The Liberals say the budget is great and both Mr. Baillie and Mr. Burrill complain about this and that.Read more
Healthcare, the biggest item on our provincial budget (over 40%), is one of the most important and contentious issues in our province today. The system has become a monolithic bureaucracy rife with inefficiencies, gold-plated management and wasted taxpayer dollars. It is a monumental disaster with an executive that has no strategy for improvement or reform, as pointed out by Dr. Harry Pollett in his recent article “Scrap the Canada Health Act”.Read more
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The Nova Scotia Legislature opens on September 21 for its first session after the May election and we will see how representative democracy works; each MLA proudly debating and voting their informed conscience, representing their constituents’ interest and the interest of Nova Scotia as a whole in free vote after free vote ... yeah right! In fact our MLAs are party-line toadies representing no one but their party’s interests. It’s time for you to demand your rights! This was how visionaries such as Joseph Howe saw the legislature working, but today you are not represented there.Read more
Where’s Waldo - I mean, Stephen McNeil?
Where is Stephen McNeil on the Trudeau Tax Increases?
As we get close to the beginning of the fall legislature, many people in our great province are voicing opposition to the new proposed tax legislation tabled by the federal government which increases the tax burden on incorporated professionals and small business. Through all the commotion, our premier is not to be found speaking up for the people of Nova Scotia. Worried groups speaking out against this tax are our doctors, farmers, fishermen, and numerous small business owners. In particular our doctors have an agreement with the federal government that dates back to 1995, which allowed them to incorporate since they don’t receive any benefits or pension from the health system. Incorporation provides their retirement. The provincial NDP already hurt the ability to attract doctors when they brought the threshold for the small business tax rate down to $350,000, while other provinces average around $500,000. Yet our timid provincial government remains as quiet as mice on this pressing issue.Read more
This evening, the fifth of September 2017, we see news from the CBC that gas could be going up as much as 13 cents a litre tomorrow.
Yet in Reuters today, gasoline prices on the NYMEX are back to pre-Harvey levels, closing today at $1.69 USD per gallon. So why is the price being raised? Why has the interrupter clause been used to bring the price back down, if the price on which the regulated price is based off of, has dropped that significantly to justify the price previous to the storm?Read more
Well here we sit not long after an election, and the first of many political tussles has begun. Is the Cobequid Toll gone in 2019? Is it now staying until 2026? Have the Liberals broken their first election promise? Or are the Conservatives merely looking to score political points?Read more
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