I was Once a Proud Canadian Citizen

Canadawas once a great country for people to go to in release from bonds of dictatorship and immense cruelty.

Today, however, I want to run from this country of mine and get release from a dictator named Steven Harper, and this fraudulent government of crooks who have just sold this country toChina; a country who has no respect for their own environment or citizens.

I know this is a surprise to many nations of people who may be reading this right now, and you may even have doubts in your mind about what I am about to write because most people in the world believe that Canada is great; with wonderful opportunities and amazing social systems in place to help those citizens in need in this country. You even believe the lie that we have free access to Education and free Health care. You believe in the same lies and propaganda that our government has been spewing for many decades, give or take ever since we lost our Trudeau Government. TheCanadathat was once all those things started to cease to exist.

I would like to introduce you to a true Canadian and the trueCanadathat exists today……

Nothing inCanadais Free; it is actually a law inCanada.

We are the highest taxed population in the world.

We are still a first world country, but our citizens are impoverished

Disability inOntariopays a single mother, with 2 children, to support only gets $1550.00 Canadian per month to live off of. Rent is high for a 2 bedroom apartment/flat; you will pay at least $895.00 per month, plus utilities hydro; which is no less than, but often more than, $100.00. If you don’t heat with hydro, and if you pay for propane or gas heat, you are looking at at least $150.00 per month, and above, to heat your place of residence. Food prices have sky-rocketed, and to feed a family of three each month properly you are looking at $300.00-$500.00 per month. Then you have to pay for your cleaning supplies, and toiletries, and clothes, and indoor and outdoor shoes for school; backpacks, and paper, pens, pencils, calculators, any trips and, of course, our schools hold fundraisers on a regular basis to make up the difference of what governments don’t pay for….. Transportation is very expensive here: you are looking at taxis of $20.00 per 5km ride. If you can afford to own a car and drive, insurance is mandatory and at an expense of at least $3000.00 and up to no limit. Gas is at $1.35 per Canadian litre, which is less than an American litre. Maintenance is very high as well, and to live inCanadait is almost mandatory that you drive, because our train system is small, out dated, very expensive, and not available to all Canadians. Buses are also very expensive and not available to all Canadians, either.

Drug benefits available to Canadians on disability don’t cover the cost of all drugs, and in fact I pay over $125.00 per month just for my one medication that I need, not including if you get the flu or a cold and need medicine for that; it is also out of pocket unless you have to take antibiotics and get a prescription for that from a physician. If a teenager still in high school (this is mandatory inCanada; parents can be charged in court with truancy if their children do not attend), gets a job, their money gets deducted dollar for dollar off their parents disability check. (Disability is part of the Social Assistance Program inCanada run by the provincial government; my numbers and research comes from the Ontario Disability Program inCanada). Child support that is provided from the other parent is deducted from the Disability cheque, dollar for dollar!

Please do the math: this is not affordable!

Transport truck drivers or Lauries only make on average $30,000.00 to $50,000.00 per year before the taxes are taken off their cheques, then it is income tax time and sometimes people have to write a cheque to the Canadian government for more money at the end of the year. (Sorry for any spelling errors)

Transport truck drivers are also not paid for the whole time they are in the truck; if they have to wait to be off loaded they do not get paid waiting time. If they are driving long haul and have to take the mandatory 8 hours of off duty time, but they are still in the truck, just not able to drive at that time, they do not get paid for that. All the paper work that truck drivers are required to do is not paid for by the transport companies here inCanada. There is a lot of free labour inCanada. We are in a state of living paycheque to paycheque; always wondering if this is the month we lose it all.

Canadians are NOT lazy! We work anywhere from 8 to 16 hours a day to wonder if we will be able to make it this month, and if you are a family, you need both incomes to support it. Transport truck drivers lost their constitutional right to strike or demand proper wages for their survival.

Doctors inCanada(general practitioners/family doctors) make approximately $200,000.00 per year and are being told to take a wage cut, while dentists inCanadamake up to $700,000.00 per year and the work is often not very good. (Not complaining about the dentists wage; good for them)

The Canadian school boards have corporate status, meaning they are making money, and are recognised as a business. However, our taxes are still going to them to pay for the so called “free Education,” and the education is rife with propaganda and out and out lies about how this country works. They are no longer required to provide transportation and the Minister of Education is no longer able to enforce any real rules on the Boards of Education because when school boards got corporate status they were made self governing.  

To Be Continued… I have a massive headache…  J

Ontario Hospitals: Is the Time Worth It?

So, I have been to over FOUR hospitals over the past month, and in not one of them have I seen a doctor. You may think this strange, since we pay taxes in order to get looked after, but this is true.

I have instead ended up walking into a walk-in clinic where I had to talk to someone about something extremely personal in front of about fifteen people, because I couldn’t talk about it in a more private or seperated place. I was uncomfortable, but I couldn’t get in to see a doctor in a hospital.

I bet you’re thinking this question: Why?

I’ll tell you why: In one day, between two of the hospitals, we spent twelve hours on a weekend with no emergencies, in a sparsely populated area, with empty waiting rooms, and we still didn’t get to see a doctor. In the second, they forgot I was even there, after telling me that they had to take a very traumatic test, that caused me some very high stress; high enough that I began to cry. They also told me that my mother wouldn’t be allowed in the room, even though I am a minor.

We spent three hours in the room alone together, uncomfortable and cold; exhausted after a long day. I ended up walking out, and I found ten people that I walked past, neasr some doors that I needed to exit; they were all sitting around watching the television on the wall, and gossiping. I said to them that they weren’t doing their job, and a woman replied that they forgot I was back there. They didn’t even realize that I was there, even though they had reduced me to tears,  But they still get to claim it on OHIP, which means that they are getting money even though I did not get treated, and I didn’t get to see a doctor.

Perhaps that’s why the Ontarian government won’t allow people who trained for their medical degree in other countries become a part of local hospitals; they know they’d be shown up!

So is it really worth it to spend a really long time in a hospital? I understand that emergencies call for a professional’s assistance, but in one of the hospitals, there was a man who had cut off part of his finger while at work, and he spent an hour and a half in the hospital before I’d even arrived! And he was still sitting there when I decided just to leave! I was shocked that he hadn’t been seen to yet, even though part of his finger was missing!

No wonder people in other parts of the world believe that Canadians are lazy; they’ve probably been admitted to one of our hospitals, where people don’t actually do their work!

Ask yourself, is it really worth it?

School: A Corporaton?

So, I just learned that the school board does not need to provide transportation in any way for students. Why is this? Because it was made a self-governing corporation. The school boards were granted corporation status by the government in the Education Act, in the year 2002, in section 59. I have terrible research skills, but perhaps some of my readers are more aquainteed with the Internet and can decipher the proper sites that actually explain something to people. This is a way that the government is not upholding our rights; there is no freedom to information if it is almost impossible to find it.

If you look this up on the Internet, look up parentcentral.ca where you will find out that Dalton McGuinty told Catholic church that he is in charge of schools. Now what the heck is going on there? If you were to complain about a lack of transportation in certain areas, to anyone on the school board, you will be told that they can’t or won’t do anything. If you complain to the Minister of Education, they simply say that the school boards are not required to provide busing; that there is nothing they can do, but that you must do it yourself.

When you complain to the MPP, they tell you that the school boards are self-governing, meaning that they can’t do anything either. So how does McGuinty claim that he is in charge of schools, when they are self-governing? Because he is an MPP; so he can’t do anything!

Yet, we are still paying taxes for that! They are filtering money from our taxes into corporations, and corporations don’t have to account for the money they get! No wonder our government is always at a deficit.

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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2007) Canadian-American economist"

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Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher"

"Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader"

"Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist"

"Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor"

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John Adams (1735-1826) Second President of the USA"

Right Now

There is only one day people need to worry about, according to a meditation CD I used to listen to. We do not need to worry about yesterday, because yesterday has already passed. There is nothing that you can change about yesterday, so do not worry about it for its faults and mistakes. Yesterday is over. We should not worry about tomorrow, with all its possibilties and prooblems. Tomorrow has not happened yet, so we should not trouble ourselves with it. The only day we should worry about is today. Right now.

Why shouldn’t we worry? Why should we just relax? What is good about telling ourselves this? If we only worry about right now, how will we plan for the future? How will we decide what we want to do with our lives? What will we do when we need to think about the path our lives will take?

I believe that we must think about everything that pertains to us if we wish to survive in this world. I was watching Steve Paikin’s the agenda, and he was discussing austerity. It was interesting because some people made sense, whereas others didn’t have a clue what they were talking about; like the man from Queen’s University.

I feel that everything in our life is important because we only have one life to live. So we must understand the importance of enjoying what time we have, and we need to believe in life as a gift and understand that it is important. This makes me ask a question: Why doesn’t the Canadian government see it this way?

Look up a collection of human rights, using any search engine, and you will understand what the differences are between following these guideines, and skirting them. I honestly advise you to do your own research before you will beleve me, but I hope that once you see things as I see them; through your own eyes.

So here’s a question: Why don’t they care?