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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Monday, September 30, 2002

More money for health care?

This would seem to be what's in the offing from the federal government. The Globe and Mail reports that tomorrow's Thone Speech will include promises of more federal spending on heath care after former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow's commission submits its final report to Parliament in November.

Provincial governments have been putting the pressure on the feds to cough up more health transfer payments recently. This past week has seen the provincial governments begin a media blitz to get their message across that Ottawa is not doing its part to ensure that health care works in Canada. The provincial governments claim that Ottawa only contributes 14% of health care budgets; the federal government suggests that its share is three times what the premiers say.

Watch some video: Transport Minister and Jean Chr├ętien lieutenant David Collenette outlines throne speech preparations.
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