To the Editor,
As the country warmly embraces Canada Day on July 1, the federal government will use the distraction to introduce one of the more mean-spirited measures we’ve seen in years.
They will remove full medicare coverage from refugees, and thus send them to join indentured guest workers as part of the first underclass of Canadians.
The idea has hardly gone over well with doctors, who expect to see people being untreated or flooding emergency rooms as in the United States.
But the tireless feds have no intention to stop there, and a month later will create a third class of Canadian, our farmers.
First the Canadian Wheat Board will begin to be phased out, against the wishes of a majority of prairie farmers who wanted the marketing board left alone.
And then right-wing policy makers will take aim at another aspect of farming.
They have already begun to demonize supply management, by which they mean tariffs, which make the business model of poultry, egg and dairy producers possible.