Saturday, July 16, 2022

Today's News: Shot / chaser

The shot: From six years ago  

The chaser: From Friday 

The shot:  So this happened -- the hospital in Kamsack SK is closing its acute care beds, so on Thursday about 200 Kamsack people gathered at the hospital grounds to meet Sask Party rural health minister Everett Hindley, local Sask Party MLA Terry Dennis and a smirking staff aide. The protestors heard the usual bafflegab about how any minute now Sask Health is going to be hiring lots more people, don't worry, move along move along, you can all just use the hospital 40 KM away at Canora instead.
The crowd was not impressed - Brady Lang at CTV reported:
 Dennis and Hindley addressed the rally first just after 10 a.m., for about 10 minutes prior to a tour of the Kamsack Hospital, which just saw its facility lose its remaining five acute care beds, along with shrinking emergency hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. 
“We’re trying to do as much as we can,” Hindley told the concerned citizens.
“Sometimes, we’ve got to think outside the box, because rural health care isn’t the same it was 20 years ago,” said Dennis.
Following the 10 minutes, Hindley’s aid can be seen working to move Dennis and Hindley into the facility, with a smirk on his face.
Those who weren’t smirking, the entirety of the crowd of 200, then booed the Minister and the local MLA.
Yes, it was the CTV reporter himself who used the term "smirking" to describe the demeanor of the staff aide.
And Saskatoon NDP MLA Matt Love was there also.
The chaser: Turns out the emergency room at Canora was closed that day. And signs were sending people to....Kamsack!
I don't think Saskatchewan has ever had a government that was worse for small town and rural people than this Sask Party government has been for the last 15 years.

The shot: Moving on, Thursday this happened: The chaser: and Friday we found out that the anti-Trudeau crowd is determined to bring us all into the cesspool with them: Finally, in other news, Tiger cried when he heard the people cheering as he walked across the St. Andrews fairway:


Anonymous said...

What the hell has happened to the PM's security detail?I remember thousands in the streets of Toronto, and across the country, protesting Harper's proroguing of parliament and the G20. I don't recall any Harper event being canceled due to security concerns, in fact, you couldn't get within shouting distance of Harper.

Cathie from Canada said...

Yes, I wonder about this too.
Who know what they are hearing -- when I see Trudeau trending on twitter, it is appalling the kind of hate-posts he gets.