Re: Bill McQuarrie column: ‘Suppose we hired 200 doctors and paid students’ tuition?’
Are there 150 trained doctors or nurse practitioners available to hire right now? If there were, I’d be all for it. I haven’t done the research though.
There are, however, some foreign-trained qualified doctors that have been trained in places like Poland, Ireland and Australia, not exactly the third world, that are prevented through bureaucratic wrangling from practicing here. Perhaps in the immediate something could be done to allow them to work in the field they have trained and are qualified for.
As to Site C, we hear steadily from folks concerned about climate change, and advocating for wholesale increased use of electric cars/less reliance on fossil fuels, that we don’t need Site C.
It seems to me though, that charging your electric car batteries using coal or gas generated power has no net benefit for the environment. The power for electric cars has to come from somewhere, and B.C. is one of the few places in the world where re-charging electric cars by actually using a renewable resource makes sense.