Canada is facing two financial crises due to the demographics of the baby boom.
The first is the ever increasing number of seniors requiring medical care and its associated costs. The second is the escalating pension and old age security costs for those same seniors.
Lots of retirees live in smaller communities (such as Princeton) because they can no longer afford to live in the cities.
By eliminating health services and closing hospitals in order to “increase the efficiencies by centralization” the government will ultimately solve both problems.
The lack of health care will kill off many seniors and then the government will no longer have to pay them pensions.
The conclusion is inescapable. It’s a win-win situation for the government. Is this cold-hearted? Yes – but when did the government ever care about making you feel warm and fuzzy?
Bob and Diane Sterne