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Letters: Using life, freedom for political purposes; and other topics

Using life, freedom for political purposes

Re: Court rejects bid to treat Khadr as adult, May 15.

The most disturbing aspect of the federal government’s attitude with respect to Omar Khadr is that members of the federal cabinet are obviously prepared to use the life and freedom of a citizen for political purposes. 1,974 more words


Letter: Set up non-urgent clinic at CHEO

Re: CHEO to rate your child’s ER visit: Was it really an emergency?, May 13.

Forty years ago, when my children were young, there was a campaign to dissuade parents from taking children with non-urgent needs to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. 119 more words


Letter: Child mental health crises need care, too

Re: A real emergency? CHEO to rate your child’s ER visit, May 13.

As a mental health professional and parent I was dismayed to note the omission of mental health emergencies from the list of medical conditions requiring urgent care at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario emergency room. 281 more words


Gordon: CHEO right to guide parents

In late January of 2010, I was sitting in the stands at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, chatting with other hockey journalists covering the Ottawa Senators. 626 more words

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CHEO planning cuts to nursing staff

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has plans to cut more than two dozen nursing positions, but says it hopes it can save some of those jobs by the time it makes a final decision in late summer. 224 more words

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Last long run before race weekend!

Sorry that my posts have been few and far between lately! The weather has finally perked up in Ottawa so I’ve been pretty busy doing things outside to enjoy it. 1,342 more words


CHEO campaign fights misinformation about vaccines

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario launched a campaign this week to spread facts about the advantages of immunization.

The “Spread the Facts, Not Infection” campaign — Part of National Immunization Awareness Week — includes a website with facts on immunization and an online petition in support of vaccination. 506 more words

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