The evidence from all OECD countries shows that the private sector is far more bureaucratic and much less efficient than the public sector when it comes to providing health care.
Ten Health Care Myths
Gentlemen from Hooker - and many other places - are quite literally pouring these and many other poisons into your coffee and your kids' juice. They just do it in a more indirect, anonymous, and apparently socially acceptable way.
150 Years of Dirty Water
The Secretary General
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
Terrasses de la Chaudiere, Central Building, 1 promenade du Portage
Hull, Quebec K1A 0N2
Re: Public Notice CRTC 1999-2 Crossroads Television Service (CTS)
I am writing to express my opposition to the proposal by Crossroads
Television Systems to extend its programming across Canada.
I believe that broadcast licenses for stations affiliated with
particular religious denominations are in contravention of the principles
of democratic pluralism which most Canadians value highly, and more
particularly, in contravention of the principles which have governed
access to the public airwaves.
A democratic, pluralistic society is possible only if there exists
the opportunity for on-going dialogue and debate among the many
different points of view existing in society. Such dialogue is already
limited by the existing concentration of media ownership in a relatively
few corporate hands.
If the trend is to be that each religious, political, and ideological
group is to have control of its own stations, Canadian society will
increasingly be fragmented into hostile ideological groups who do
not communicate with each other or even get to hear each other's
views. If such a license is granted to one religious group which
claims to have a monopoly on truth, then what possible argument
could there be against giving a license to every group -- religious,
political, or special interest -- that asked for one and had the
finances to support it?
Religious freedom does not imply the right of any group to use
the public airwaves to promulgate their own religious views while
excluding all conflicting points of view. Nor does religious freedom
imply the right to be exempt from the principles which govern all
broadcasters in Canada.
I hope that the CRTC will firmly reject the application from CTS, and similarly reject any further applications from groups wishing to promote a single point of view while excluding others.
February 10, 1999