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Re The That means Of The Pope’s Go to To Canada (Editorial, July 28): The Pope made however selective apology to First Nations on Canadian soil. Principally, he stated sorry for the church’s half in sending clergymen to accompany RCMP officers to take kids away from their mother and father.
There was no point out of crimes that will have been dedicated. A research in France of sexual abuse in Catholic establishments there confirmed a comparatively small variety of abusers, some 3,000, dedicated an enormous variety of crimes over 70 years. Greater than 200,000 abused minors, and who is aware of what number of instances every was abused.
Was it completely different at residential colleges? Maybe we are going to discover out with an investigation into the information.
No matter occurs, the church joins a protracted record of establishments who appear to position public fame above the plight of victims. Will it ever cease? What will we do to guard children?
Ed Dunnett Qualicum Seaside, BC
Re Wanting To The Previous May Assist Repair Well being Care’s Future (July 27): “There’s a easy cause for the careworn state of well being care.” Sure, I see an unwillingness on all sides to just accept extra affordable life expectations.
I am 65, and a life expectancy of 75 feels about proper to me.
George Parker Cobourg, Ont.
Dialogue about well being care reform makes frequent point out of the great household physician, however I discover a basic weak point within the system.
Sufferers are lucky if they’ll discover a household physician. Nonetheless, they haven’t any sensible capability to decide on between contenders. Not all medical doctors are equally well-informed or good at listening.
Many people could be higher off if we had entry to shared clinics with plenty of medical doctors supported by nurses and nurse practitioners.
Nicholas Tracy Fredericton
We must always think about sufferers in hospital who could be authorised for discharge by their physicians, however can not entry acceptable post-hospital care.
They occupy beds which may in any other case be utilized by folks ready in crowded emergency rooms. “Hallway drugs” might lead to tragic occurrences.
The Canadian Institute for Well being Info experiences that sufferers requiring “various ranges of care” in 2020-21 accounted for 16.9 per cent of affected person days in hospital. Nearly all of these sufferers are aged with continual ailments. They are often cared for at house successfully and extra cheaply than in acute hospitals.
Dwelling-care applications would enhance availability of hospital beds, thus decompressing ERs and diminishing wait instances for sufferers pending elective procedures.
Morley Lertzman MD, FRCPC; North Vancouver
Why will we waste assets we have already got? We have now many refugee and immigrant medical doctors who may, by particular language applications and quicker recertification, help with filling our void in household apply.
Not solely wouldn’t it be environment friendly, it might additionally help different immigrants who usually make their first connections in a brand new nation by medical doctors or colleges.
Shelagh Barrington Toronto
As a surgeon (now retired) in a busy regional hospital over the last 40-odd years, I witnessed an explosion of directors. It went from a handful of competent executives to the current state of affairs of a whole lot of employees in their very own downtown workplace constructing.
The true prices of acute care ought to separate out the price of administration. After we know that, we are going to know higher how you can reform well being care.
WT Simpson Prince George, BC
Re Meals Prices Could Have Peaked, However Do not Count on Costs To Quickly Fall: Consultants (Report on Enterprise, July 21): If we are able to count on meals costs to drop as we harvest home produce, why then would Ontario plan to pave over farmland ?
I just lately spoke to a girl from Texas, who stated the climate there’s 107 F (41.7 C) with no rain anticipated. Can we rely on produce from the USA? Individuals will and may feed themselves first.
Because the local weather disaster continues, meals manufacturing will doubtless be harder and fewer dependable. Changing farmland with highways, crammed with emissions-spewing autos, and delivery meals from distant could be short-sighted and irresponsible.
Jan Vanderwal Toronto
Re For A Mannequin Method To Help Theater Restoration, Look To Quebec (July 27): One absolutely vital issue within the Stratford Competition’s struggles to return to prepandemic attendance figures: a dramatic drop-off in US patrons.
The competition has for many years drawn on a loyal fan base touring from northern US states similar to Michigan and Illinois. By the numerous accounts coming from majors and companies in border cities similar to Windsor and Niagara Falls, would-be US vacationers are selecting to remain on their aspect of the border quite than threat the chaos at Toronto Pearson Airport and, no matter the mode of journey, the often-malfunctioning ArriveCan app and different COVID-19 protocols.
Barry Corbin Toronto
Nick of time
Re Conductor Had A Document Tenure At The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Obituary, July 23): I used to be lucky to be a season-ticket holder throughout Bramwell Tovey’s complete stellar tenure with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
As soon as, on my technique to a efficiency on the Chan Heart for the Performing Arts on the College of British Columbia campus (not precisely a central location), my companion and I obtained caught in a visitors jam. After we lastly pulled into the underground car parking zone, we rushed to the elevator with sufficient others to quickly fill it to near-capacity. The doorways had began to shut once I noticed a determine hurrying towards us with arms waving.
I managed to maintain the doorways open till Bramwell Tovey may slip in. Somebody in again questioned out loud whether or not we’d all be too late to be seated earlier than the live performance obtained beneath manner. The maestro circled to him and stated, “Don’t fret, they will not begin with out me.”
They usually did not.
Hal Hartmann West Vancouver
Properly carried out
Re There’s Simply One thing About Cyrillic (First Individual, July 21): I’m additionally finding out Russian utilizing the identical app as essay-writer Doug Wanless.
Being actually old fashioned, I’ve no smartphone however am utilizing a desktop pc to brush up on Russian and different languages discovered a long time in the past in varied ranges of education. It’s enjoyable and difficult.
The Cyrillic alphabet is certainly a troublesome nut to crack for English audio system. Mr. Wanless: molodetz.
Natalia Mayer Toronto
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