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4th Reading

The polls consistently tell us the issue we care most about is the state of our health care system. Lately, the news has not been good. Item 1: Waiting for critical care. Earlier this week, all 25 of Toronto's hospital emergency wards were so overwhelmed they were all redirecting patients. Plus, 68% of cancer patients aren't getting their radiation treatment within the recommended four weeks. Item 2: Ontario doctors are heading into new negotiations with the province. With predictions of major doctor shortages to come, will there be a doctor around when we need one? Tonight, Carol Kushner, a health policy analyst and author of two books on the subject: "Strong Medicine" and "Second Opinion") joins our Fourth Reading pundits. This week: New Democrat Ruth Grier, Liberal Tim Murphy, and PC John Matheson. The second topic tonight will be the government's decision to quash an Opposition demand for an injury into the shooting death of Dudley George at Ipperwash.
Dec 12, 1999
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OPINION: This country will not be able to “build back better” if we don’t tear down the barriers preventing Black Canadians from contributing to economic prosperity.

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Ottawa has updated its policy for international graduates — but advocates say it hasn’t gone far enough to address longstanding issues and new pandemic realities.
OPINION: Our pandemic response has shown how race, class, and gender determine who is most likely to be in the line of fire. We need aggressive reforms to counter systemic racism.