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Bernard Lord out of touch with realities of Canadian healthcare

Former New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord appeared before a Senate committee in Ottawa this week, stating his belief that an expanded role for private medical care would ease the burden on the public health care system. “Years of shrinking federal health transfers and cuts from Liberals like Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, Justin Trudeau, and Lord’s […]

Every Vote Should Count In New Brunswick

Commentary by Rosaire L’Italien, Interim Leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party which appeared in The Daily Gleaner. Our voting system has been with us since before 1867: before the automobile, before the lightbulb, even before tin cans. Virtually every aspect of daily life in New Brunswick has changed since then, yet the foundation […]

Every New Brunswicker needs a family doctor

Commentary by Rosaire L’Italien in The Daily Gleaner It’s a tale we know all too well: thousands of New Brunswickers do not have a family doctor. It is estimated that some 80 per cent of what happens in our healthcare system takes place in that “primary care setting” which usually means family doctors offices. Yet right […]

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