On Aug. 10, 2010, I wrote an article that discussed what the future ramifications of a former premier’s surgery in Florida might be.
It can be viewed here http://www.
exposingthetruthontherock.blogspot.ca/2010/08/healthcare-in-crisis_10.html with a follow-up here http://www.exposingthetruthontherock.blogspot.ca/2010/12/our-lives-without-healthcare.html
I had predicted that health care, employment insurance, Old Age Security and the Canada Pension Plan would come under attack by Prime Minister Stephen Harper if he ever got a majority government.
Four months after that article and seven days after the second, Danny Williams surprised everyone when he quit and appointed Kathy Dunderdale as premier.
To everyone’s amazement, Dunderdale supported Harper in the next election, disregarding what the former premier had cautioned during his tenure.
Harper got a majority government, even though his platform stated nothing about what would happen next.
So, what did happen next?
First off, health care was deemed to be a provincial problem and funding for it would soon be cut way back.
Then, our seniors were deemed too expensive, so Old Age Security was changed to reflect a two-year wait before you could collect.
Then, employment insurance was deemed too lucrative, so rules were changed to make collecting harder.
Canada Pension Plan will surely be the next target.
Other social programs are being cut as well, keeping in sync with my predictions from 2010.
So, should we worry what public pressure and federal cuts will do to make provincial governments change to privatized health care?
In a news article on the CBC webpage this week, two people in Alberta are demanding privatized health care.
Based on that alone, I think anyone with a brain can judge what will happen next.