In East York, we’re already getting a sneak peek of what this new health care regime could look like. This coming Thursday, Toronto East General Hospital is closing its outpatient physiotherapy clinic. A hospital manager was blunt about the reason: “This year, we will not be getting a significant increase to our budget. The $300,000 is a savings basically for us to meet our budget.”
“You can stop this government. You are going to have to be brave. You have to be willing to picket,” MPP Michael Prue told those attending the meeting. “If you work in the hospital, you have to be willing to work to rule.”
Gayla Trail doesn’t have the luxury of a yard, so she tries housing her plants in just about anything. Shallow-rooted plants such as lettuce, radishes and strawberries get grown in wooden drawers, and deeper-rooted plants such as chives, in metal garbage bins.
“It’s not the car you see,” Const. Broadhagen said. “It’s the car you don’t see.”
If H1N1 proves to be the catalyst for significant healthcare changes, then perhaps the line-ups and confusion will have been worth it. If not, one shudders to think what’s next.
Lydia Akinyi’s parents died of HIV/AIDS when she was just eight years old. She, her twin sister and younger sister were left homeless and starving.
Elizabeth Parker approached the podium with nerves of steel. She paused, looked out over the standing-room-only audience and spoke with authority. “Picture hundreds of people crammed into one everything store, while local shops stand silently empty,” she said. “This picture is reality.” Parker, a Grade 7 student, was one of 10 young people to deliver […]
By East York Observer staff It’s more of the same in the three ridings that converge in East York. Despite what appeared to be photo finishes in two of the ridings, the ensconced Liberals built up comfortable winning margins in both Don Valley West and Beaches-East York when the votes were counted.
From the big house in Kingston to the inside of Ontario’s local county lockups, members of the East York Historical Society were taken on an adventurous visual journey at their April meeting. Ron Brown, author, geographer and chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, gave an animated talk at the society’s regular meeting, held at […]
The Toronto community of East York has long had a particularly activist chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, and this October, which also happens to be Schizophrenia Awareness Month, the East York chapter is gearing up again. The chapter was founded 11 years ago by Ruth Malloy, a mother of three adults living with […]