Thursday, July 20, 2017


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Meaford is Fantastic!

Dear Editor,

As a frequent visitor to Meaford, Ontario, I just wanted to take a few moments and write about how great the town is. Too many times when I am visiting and I read the “Letters to the Editor” section of the Meaford Independent I see negative comments and reviews about the town. I don’t live there so I am sure there are things I am not aware of and cannot comment on but each time I visit I am pleasantly surrounded by the beauty of the town and the hospitality of the people who live there.

First I would like to start by saying that Meaford’s landscape and scenery are beautiful. Walking along the water is so peaceful and there are many outdoor trails you can enjoy and take in the natural surroundings.

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GBHS Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Editor,

I attended Tuesday night’s Public Meeting against downsizing OUR Meaford Hospital.

Excellent turn out. Excellent points by our doctors, Training Base Rep., and individuals. Grey Bruce Health Services CEO and Meaford Hospital Board Chair are between a rock and a hard place. LHIN tells them 'Funding Formula' has changed, meaning more budgets cuts. They have no choice but to cut back because they are not permitted to run deficits. The 'Funding formula' was changed from a 'NEEDS' formula to 'fixed budget' formula.

There were a couple of elephants in the hall:

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Hospital Board 'Under Gun' Imposed by Province


Although we may wish to demonize our hospital board for their suggestion to close our O.R. it really has little to do with them. They are simply under a gun imposed by the present Liberal government and are being forced into making unpleasant decisions which causes a storm of local protest, thus diverting attention from what is really at stake.

Make no mistake, this is a totally political issue. The present Ontario government has squandered billions of dollars of our money on a succession of fiscal bungles and with an election coming up has to try and make everything in the garden look lovely.

Their answer is to gut rural Ontario.

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