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Medicare at 60: RCMP spied on founders

Medicare was born amid controversy in Saskatchewan in July 1962, when the province’s medical profession went on strike rather than cooperate with a new government plan. The essence of that plan was that visits to the doctor would be paid out of tax revenue rather than having individuals pay out of pocket. The CCF government… Continue Reading →

Covid and remote learning, a grandparent’s diary

For three days last week I sat beside my six-year-old grandson as he endured three days of online classes in grade one. It was not really a pleasant experience for him and some of the other students, especially the boys. It could not have been pleasant for their teachers. Nor was it a picnic for… Continue Reading →

Best Books 2021

I have begun to see posts about books that people have read and enjoyed in 2021. Much of my reading has been toward a research project, but there were other books too. Unfortunately, I read very little fiction in the past year. I will try to rectify that in the year to come. Here goes… Continue Reading →

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