Tag: Corona virus

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Preface *In recent weeks I, like all Canadians, have watched the ’emergency’ aid packages roll out. While I applaud the efforts to do so, I have wondered-as someone who advocated in my former column for a Universal Basic Income-why the government did not choose… Continue Reading “An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau”

Lessons not learned from the SARS inquiry: The Precautionary Principle be expressly adopted as a guiding principle

A question of hindsight: Why did officials wait so long? Many may not know that following the deadly SARS outbreak in Canada in the early 2000’s, an inquiry was held to determine what went wrong ( and quite a bit did ), how to… Continue Reading “Lessons not learned from the SARS inquiry: The Precautionary Principle be expressly adopted as a guiding principle”

A message from Dr. David Forrest on Covid-19

Dr. David Forrest is an infectious disease specialist at NRGH and in the mid-island. He has a history of being a strong patient and medical advocate for care and process, and has a strong powerful message to share. I strongly support our medical professionals… Continue Reading “A message from Dr. David Forrest on Covid-19”

Covid-19:dont let hindsight be the most astute advisor. Measures we need to keep our communities safe and operational.

QThe photo above is taken from the Washington Post today. It shows the obituaries section of a community paper in the northern province of Bergamo in Italy, where obituaries normally take up 2 or 3 pages. In recent days, there have been 10 or… Continue Reading “Covid-19:dont let hindsight be the most astute advisor. Measures we need to keep our communities safe and operational.”