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This - well said SKT. I don’t trust the Federales or the provincial governments in any of this.
I'd settle for a provincial one. Invest the money in data security and enable the healthcare systems to operate with a level of information efficiency that matches saaaaay, a regional network of hardware stores. When my wife gets to emerg writhing in pain from a chronic issue the attending physician should have one click access to her medical history, not be reinventing the wheel for the 9th time.Here is the problem with health care in Canada.
The feds may be on the hook for some portion of the funding, but the provinces ultimately decide what are funded services and what are not, which means the growth of healthcare expenditures is not within the control of the Feds. The provinces are also the gatekeepers for how many doctors and nurses get trained each year. How can we possibly keep up with attrition in the healthcare sector, much less grow, when only 3000 doctors are trained each year in Canada?
In theory, a national healthcare card would be a good idea in Canada, but we are terrible at stuff like that, so…
It all comes down to money. Anyone willing to accept less-than-inflation compensation increases? Give up the recent daycare and dental plans? Strip customary management powers out of bargaining unit contracts? Pay more taxes? Write donation cheques to their provincial governments? Gut all the little programs that have been added on by recent governments and ignore the whinging of the people who lose their rice bowls?
The point of "social programs" is to help people incapable of putting in. What fucks things up is people who insist programs should be universal. People who can afford to pay for services, should pay - at least a part, if not everything - for services.Cut social programs where people take more than they put in. Don’t pay income tax? Don’t receive gov services. The system will fix itself.
Not really. I’m cynical when it comes to back peddling, back tracking or “listening” to constituents’ wishes.Like an elected individual listening to their constituent's wishes? What a novel concept.
If people are upset about a digital ID, wait until they find out abut your social insurance number, passport, drivers licenses etc, or existing provincial healt cards.
At this point facebook, google and twitter still have more personal information about you which anyone can buy for advertising purposes.
I'm not even really sure why a federal digital ID would be required, as every province but Quebec already has agreements in place for billing against your provincial ID, but if people think the feds need something for more information I think they are wildly ignorant of the existing digital footprint everyone already has..
For the first part, globalization in and of itself is not a bad thing. There is nothing inherently wrong with globalization. If there was, well then you must also have a problem with "regionalization", and "countryalization", and "provincialization", etc.Trudeau is all in on globalization and admittedly envious of Xi's power. He has shown repeatedly he seeks absolute power with no questions. left unchecked I have no doubts he would make Canada an authoritarian state as quick as he possibly could.
I only ever used it to screenshot my immunization record when I had to show it to do everything from buy a case of beer to eat my lunch.
Alberta already uses digital id. Question for albertans, do you use it? Do you trust it? Do you want it gone?
Ontario is moving towards something similar and I am curious about it.
benevolent dictator is the best form of government.
You aren’t wrong tho.Hitler started out as a pretty chill dude too....