Regarding the article LHSC execs take $75K ‘junket’ amid cuts to care (Nov. 28) LHSC CEO Paul Woods, the London Health Sciences Foundation CEO John MacFarlane and four other cronies should be ashamed of their egregious and selfish actions. I’m sure they have convinced themselves and others this trip was of great value to LHSC and its patients.
This is typical of people at the top of the food chain who waste money that is not theirs and assume it’s their right as executives.
I will never donate to any LHSC programs or support their lottery or charitable events again. I am writing to my MPP telling him this should be investigated.
By selling its riverfront to developer’s Middlesex County placed dollars above all. City Hall deserved that property for the benefit of all Londoners to build a star attraction for the city.
Two news flashes for the chosen developer. Do you remember 940 On The Park built on an 1814 battle ground on Springbank Avenue? We fought that development site, lost and guess what? Nobody moved in and it still has a high vacancy rate.
Their exclusive building will not allow its occupants to sit on their balconies because of all the wind tunnels its structure will create. Not to mention the pedestrians getting blown away on the street. How much fun will kids have in the splash park with such gusts?
From climate change denial to water fluoridation and their archaic views on transit and urban development councilors Michael Van Holst and Paul Van Meerbergen seem intent on dragging London into the last century.
When London turned its back on its transit plan, Toronto took advantage of the situation. Toronto Mayor John Tory just announced a $30 billion transit plan. Where do you think some of this money came from?
Van Host and Van Meerbergen would also like you to ignore the fact that every other city in Ontario has developed bike lanes, and other modern initiatives. Those cities see the future and it does not include the automobile.
Van Holst wants to quit water fluoridation against the advice of the medical officer of health. Until Van Holst earns an MD, I think he should follow doctor’s orders.
Coun. Michael van Holst demonstrated his contempt for his constituents when he leave from his job on council to seek what he felt was a better one in Ottawa.
Now, he shows his contempt for everyone on the planet by his refusal to accept proven science. Climate change is real. It’s about facts, not belief.
Van Holst should be the poster child for voters being able to recall a politician and the sooner we get that right, the better. Of course, Doug Ford won’t allow voters to do that because then he could be subject to it as well. Now, there’s a happy thought.
If you partake of the many practical things – clean drinking water, heated homes, life-saving medical care, communication systems, agricultural systems, transportation systems – that make our daily lives possible and enjoyable, I am sure you join me in thanking the scientists who made it possible.
I find it hard to believe some people will not heed those same scientists when they inform us of the climate emergency that is upon us.
Surely, if we can see and use all that science has provided for us, we must logically extend this to accepting the science that is providing us with the news we don’t want to hear; namely that climate change requires immediate action.
Our governments must immediately enact legislation that moves our country into a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. There undoubtedly will be pain but that’s the choice: remain comfortable for a short while or endure some pain for a healthier long-term outcome. I know what I choose.
City Council declared that we are in a climate emergency and is discussing our priorities for acting on that declaration. But one or two of our councilors still question the science behind climate change.
According to the research of Jerry Mitrovica, a professor of geophysicist at Harvard, the melting of Ice Age glaciers distributed the ocean water unevenly. More water moves to the equator. So, mass has been taken from the poles and added to the equator, slowing the rotation of the Earth.
Adding to this, when the numbers are run for the change in the speed of rotation for just the 20th century, and then for just the last 20 years, it turns out that accelerated melting of the ice caps and small high altitude glaciers is proven by physics and mathematical calculations.
As an adult of 46 years old, I am concerned that our political leaders are not listening to the people of Canada.
We all should come together, and start moving toward a Green New Deal in which everyone can be included in the work for a sustainable future for the entire planet. It is the only way for the lives of both humans and animals to continue.
Canada can make an unprecedented contribution to reducing the world’s carbon dioxide emissions by getting Alberta’s oil and gas to China, India and other Asian countries to replace their use of coal to produce energy.
Between 2007 and 2017 China’s and India’s combined CO2 emissions grew to more than seven times Canada’s total CO2 emissions. Coal burning accounts for approximately 68 per cent of China’s and 55 per cent of India’s total energy production.
Asia would buy more Canadian oil and gas if it were available. Yet, getting China and India away from coal will reduce the world’s CO2 emissions. Natural gas emissions are 48 per cent lower than coal. For diesel fuel or heating oil they are 29 per cent lower.
Get Alberta’s energy to tidewater. That will reduce the world’s total CO2 emissions more than any other strategy.
In his column Hope, not fear, will push us to fix climate crisis (Nov. 23) Craig Kielburger expressed hope that global actions will be taken to reduce CO2 emissions. Fear and apathy must be countered.
I was surprised that here in Ontario, where nuclear energy supplies 60 per cent of our electrical power, he did not mention advancements in nuclear power technology to support his optimism.
Ontario, having benefit of a nuclear industry and hydroelectric power, has been able to wean from fossil fuels. We are world leaders in low CO2 electricity production. We have strong options for augmenting our position by moving to electric transportation. Renewable resources such as wind, solar and geothermal become more efficient.
Germany, moving away from nuclear, burns coal. California, investing in solar but reducing nuclear, lags behind in cutting CO2 emissions.
A world with increasing population and increasing wealth will not choose power austerity. Eco-modernists have done the math. Embrace nuclear for a prosperous, low-carbon future.
Because Scheer has shown by his public choices – by which events he will or will not attend, and with whom he associates – that he might help to limit rights that the majority of Canadians support. The obvious presumed targets are abortion and LGTB rights.
When your religion makes you more tolerant and inclusive, Canadians don’t see that religion as an issue. But if your religion pushes you to limit the widely accepted rights of others? No, sorry. Most Canadians won’t support that.
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