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Health care, senior care should be priorities

To The Editor,

The COVID-19 crisis looks as if it is winding down.  I think our federal provincial and local politicians did a great job keeping level heads and providing a consistent message during this crisis.  Canadians are getting over the crisis with a lot more financial support than people in other parts of the world received.

Great job, but now the hard work starts.

We went into this crisis with a health care system at capacity.  Successive governments have cut, slashed and down-sized health care against the advice of health care professionals.  We must begin to rebuild.

COVID-19 highlighted the terrible condition that some seniors are forced to live in, if they were fortunate enough to survive the crisis.  This must be addressed.  Everyone is going to get old.

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that we need federal standards along with federal support for health care and for seniors residences.

Where is this support going to come from?  It turns out we spent $18 billion sending troops to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.  Our troops are well appreciated at home so let’s keep them here.  We are planning on spending $6.4 billion dollars to buy fighter planes.  I believe that the money could be better spent on projects that will benefit all Canadians.  Health care and senior care would be a good place to start.

Roger McCallum

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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