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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Letter: In reality, profit is often put before life

Dear editor:

The  exchange of political stereotypes by the two Mikes was entertaining, but also cautionary, (Mike Keenan's Oct. 8 column “Politically confused?
Here’s a primer on left, right and others” and Mike Macdonald's Oct. 15 letter in response, “Opinion column showed left-wing bias”).

One  statement by Mr. Macdonald was breathtaking. “However, in my perspective I could not see anyone putting money before life.”

That is exactly what happened in the for-profit long-term care homes in Ontario.

One political party has avowed to end this private ownership, which clearly has put money before lives. Another, it seems, has tabled a bill that would curtail liability of privately owned long-term care homes. I like to think of this as the 007 Bill.

Belatedly, tobacco and asbestos companies have been curtailed in their murderous pursuit of profit. Need one mention the arms industry?   

David Lailey