This in an invitation that was sent out by the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) that is clearly embarrassing to all Canadians. From the missing apostrophe to the misspelling of British Columbia, as if we needed another reason to kick the current PM and his people to the curb…
Today I had to go to the clinic to see a doctor. When Jonathan visited last weekend, he had a cough. Nothing too serious… as a matter of fact he’s already gotten over it. But my little man loves to share so he passed that cough onto me and unlike him, my health has gotten worse as the week progressed. So I went to the clinic to get checked out just to make sure it was nothing serious.
So I arrived at the clinic, Ontario health card in hand and there was no line to get to the counter. She took my card, verified information and asked me to sign a form. I spoke to her for about a minute or two and then was immediately shown to a room to wait for the doctor. Yeah, I didn’t wait a single minute in the main waiting room. None.
I sat there for a few minutes, about ten of them texting some friends and family who were concerned and then the doctor arrived. He took a look and about ten minutes later broke the news to me: I have strep throat and bronchitis. Fuck me.
The Doc write me up a prescription for pills and two puffers and said if I followed instructions, I’d be better in no time. I picked the drugs up at my local pharmacy on the way home, took my meds, had a cup of tea and then went to bed.
Would you like to know how much it cost for the appointment and the drugs I was prescribed? Nothing. Nada. Ziltch. Zero. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what Universal Health Care looks like.
The fact that this happened here in Canada is shameful. Gay marriage has been legal up here a lot longer than it has been for our neighbours to the south. Yet hatred is everywhere and it appears Canada is no exception when it comes to meeting their religious zealot quota. In the city of Kingston, a lesbian couple found the following letter in their mailbox: