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Our Public Healthcare – Worth Fighting For

Jennifer McKenzie, The Daily Gleaner, September 20, 2017   Why do we have Public Healthcare in Canada? When Tommy Douglas was six, he moved to Saskatchewan from Scotland.  When an old injury flared up, he was sent to hospital where he was told his leg would have to be amputated.   A well known orthopedic surgeon took an […]

Why do we manage our Crown forests so bizarrely?

Jennifer McKenzie, The Daily Gleaner, October 18, 2017 Last Wednesday I was invited to speak at the Annual General Meeting for the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners.  They have been in the news lately as the Southern New Brunswick Forest Products Marketing Board and its sister group the Southern New Brunswick Wood Co-operative are […]

Good Governance – Why does it matter?

Jennifer McKenzie, The Daily Gleaner, October 4, 2017 When I left as outgoing Chair of the Ottawa School Board, the staff gave each of us a children’s book that best described our personality.  As part of a ratpack of five New Democrats, we had spent eight years working together overhauling the governance model of the […]

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