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More Quebec doctors, including those at start of careers, are opting to go private

Aaron Derfel, Montreal Gazette

NOVEMBER 8, 2015 – Quebec reported the biggest annual increase this year in the number of doctors who have gone private. What’s unprecedented and troubling about the trend, experts say, is young doctors who have just completed their medical residencies — including three from McGill University — have decided to opt out of medicare at the start of their careers. 138 more words


An audi, a mercedes and a BMW

What happens when an Audi, a Mercedes and a BMW fly by me on the highway?  I add my Toyota van to the convoy and decrease my drive time.   101 more words

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Weekend Away

Of all the weekends to go away during a busy semester, I chose the worst one. Right smack dab in the middle of midterms, here I am in Toronto. 735 more words


A Layman’s Guide to Rapid Transit

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 1,105 more words


Patricia visits Eastern Ontario

Tropical storm Patricia is visiting Eastern Ontario tonight, but she is not a welcome guest.  Of course I would pick today to drive from Ottawa to Kingston and back.   128 more words

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Attempt to Extort in Brampton

Make no mistake; the Canadian Charter of Rights creates an environment where freedom of thought and expression are at the heart of all rights.  Sadly, there is a portion of our population that vehemently asserts the right of freedom of speech without grasping the equally important pillars upon which those freedoms are able to exist.  1,267 more words