In today’s provincial arena you “Wynne” some and you surely lose some and Niagara-south lost a little bit extra recently.
The proposed south-Niagara super hospital didn’t make the financial cut. Bradleyville is OK. There is a new hospital there with cancer and heart specialties. The babies and tots are cared for there and many of our women The rest of us have to carry on and make do.
At least government could have allowed us this but more amalgamations and more bigger-is-better planning is in the works.
Hospital foundations which might have insured that we could care for our own are to be merged. Who do you trust? Isn’t it sensible to trust those you know rather than those you don’t.
There are several volunteer agencies who feel that a merger is in their future.
The south Niagara hospital did not make it into the provincial budget and it also didn’t appear in the three-year predictions listed as probable maybes.
This in apparently the Liberal platform should an election loom.
With an apology to MPP Kim Craitor – what has Queens Park done for us lately?
We get to help pay for the St. Catharines hospital through our regional tax bill.
We will also be allowed to help pay for all the considerable road work necessary to provide reasonable access to that building. (Wasn’t that good planning.)
We are surely helping to pick up the tab for Dr. Kevin Smith’s visit with us. No one mentions the amount but he wasn’t offering charity. (Nobody has taken his major recommendation – more good planning.)
The cost of relocating gas energy plants in the Toronto area will appear on one or more of your household bills and we will recall helping to pay for the Ornge and eHealth fiascos.
Teachers don’t have anything wonderful to be thankful for and they must have some memories that would suggest caution.
Public servants await the axe that may or may not fall.
Toronto’s transit situation is dire and expensive and we may get to help in some way. How long have we been waiting for year-round GO Train service to be part of our lives?
Everyone is being asked to cobble together a torn economy. We are making do and patching up. Just look at our roads.
In buy cialis super active Niagara south we are very much on our own.
We are not rural enough to attract Premier Wynne’s attention and we aren’t urban enough to be described as the single entity the province calls us when it is politically correct.
We have two layers of municipal government We have the region and we have local councils ergo we are separate communities.
You can’t have it both ways. So if we don’t merit provincial attention at least leave us alone to raise our own money and find our own volunteers. Don’t micromanage what you are not willing to finance.
As Yogi Berra said – it ain’t over ‘til it is over. We still get a vote.
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