It was May of 2015 when the Triple Delete scandal broke, after a whistleblower came forward with disturbing allegations. Former B.C. government staffer Tim Duncan revealed more than a dozen emails were deleted in November 2014 following a freedom of information request relating to the Highway of Tears. He had been told to delete them, and when he protestedContinue reading How blind partisanship continues to breed a government without accountability or transparency… and why that should concern everyone.
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 fix it, and to learn from those mistakes in order toContinue reading A repost from 8 months ago because we are still making the same mistakes: “Lessons not learned from the SARS inquiry: The Precautionary Principle be expressly adopted as a guiding principle”
…so why won’t Dr. Bonnie Henry mandate proactive, frequent, blanket testing of all long term care home staff to prevent outbreaks before they happen? We still don’t know, but we do know many,many more people are going to die needlessly if this order doesn’t happen. From Abbotsford News: On November 5th I wrote the postContinue reading ” Many staff who tested positive for the virus were in shock as they experienced no symptoms” ~42 staff. 59 residents. In one care home…
It came as a surprise to no one, that the recent report from Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie revealed that many if not most residents in long term care, worried less about Covid than going without seeing their loved ones. They are wasting away from lonelieness and being drugged at unprecedented rates. The full report canContinue reading A matter of Conscience: Why we need to act on long term care right now, and why transparency with Covid data is more critical than ever