Addicts should have to show improvement

A couple of letters in regard to the fiscal problems besetting our health care system have piqued my curiosity

A couple of letters in regard to the fiscal problems besetting our health care system, both from Cobble Hill residents have piqued my curiosity,

Are those people who use a supplied range of drug paraphernalia, courtesy of our health care system — syringes etc. — are they in any way obligated to show some form of improvement to their (our) ailment? Giving freely from the public purse to a continuously ongoing none-ending group of addicts seems to me like pushing a rope uphill. Will the members of parliament, who designed this fiscal economic ride, congratulate themselves for their achievement?

Today I wrote to my MLA, Bill Routley, who has taken up this question of health care costs. He most certainly has a gigantic pile of relevant questions to ask the Legislature at question time.

I do believe this particular department must be run by a businessman or woman whose talent has climbed to the CEO level, paid accordingly when results are shown to be the best that can be supplied. Nothing less is good enough.

As for the other strange plot, LNG, that is waiting in the wings, courtesy the Malahat band, there is much to investigate anon.

 

George Manners

Cowichan Bay