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20 years later, the Ontario Ministry of Health finally caught up with me about my old health card

First introduced in 1995 by the unpopular Ontario NDP government as a fraud reduction measure, all eligible Ontarians became subject to eventually being required to obtain a new photo ID health card, as a replacement for the old red-and-white cards.

The government laughably claimed that they would phase out all old cards by the year 2000. Fifteen years after that “deadline,” they finally caught up with me. I received a letter in the mail, asking me to obtain a photo ID card in order to retain my taxpayer-funded health care.

Some people originally thought a photo ID card was a preferred option, until they were warned that it wasn’t a good idea, because they’d have to renew it every five years and pay money for it (of course).

The funny thing is that I knew someone who, around 2006, got one of these letters in the mail and ignored it at first, thinking they would go away, only to later get a final notice of his health care being cut off if he didn’t comply. Meanwhile, he knew others who still had their cards — highlighting the seeming absolute arbitrary nature of the process. I feel somewhat special that I managed to avoid these letters for nine more years than him, despite no apparent reason for deserving such luck.

Another odd thing is how plain Social Insurance cards are still being issued by the federal government, which are required for income tax reporting and to have most jobs, unless they are under-the-table, yet the federal government still hasn’t found the need to eliminate that even bigger potential of fraud

The slackness of the replacement of these cards is typical for such a government program. It’s like the provincially-funded and operated GO Transit trains, of which I have taken two recent trips on, and they never bothered to verify whether I had purchased a ticket, and had I been the dishonest type, could’ve ridden for free. No privately-owned business would do business in this way, nor would any private business take 20 years to replace their customers’ authentication documents if fraud really was an issue that tangibly affected their bottom line.

The health card replacement plan, pitched as a way of combating fraud, was a fraud of its own sort from the beginning, since it was implemented as a feel-good measure by an unpopular government that was flagging in the opinion polls and was defeated so badly that originally lost official party recognition in the legislature after the 1995 election.

Instead of reforming the system, such as joining every other country in the world except for Cuba and North Korea, in allowing for private funds to be used to pay for primary health care, as a supplement to the taxpayer-funded system, the government decided to take the easy way out and pretend they cared about fraud when they had already wasted money on the Skydome white elephant in Toronto just so the province’s capital city could say it had the latest in stadium technology with a fully retractable roof and a Jumbotron, and go over budget by hundreds of millions of dollars.

As for that notice, I’ll be responding, soon enough. Apparently I get two more notices before they will cut me off, but even if I am in need of services, I can later apply and get reimbursed for the costs. It seems that is ironically one of the few ways to have transparency in the system, of knowing exactly how much health care costs us — aside from looking up obscure line items in a billing table — and privately fund your primary health care — but without getting reimbursed with your taxes.

On May 21, 2015, I came across this March 2015 scientific poll by Ekos on immigration to Canada.

No surprise, since a Google search shows no mention in Canada’s largest mass media sources: The CBC, The Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and the National Post.

The Huffington Post Canada, Metronews.ca and the Winnipeg Free Press are the only mid-sized Canadian sites that mention it in the first page of results.

And with the results, we can see why.

The updated headline on the Metronews.ca article reads: “Forty-one per cent say ‘too many’ minorities immigrating to Canada: survey.

For a country that was founded by Europeans (primarily British and French), and was 96% European Canadian as recently as 1971, and whose population was 76% European Canadian as of the latest census in 2011, Canada’s corporate-controlled mass media is absolutely intent on covering up the results of such a survey in their biggest publications, and engaging in trash journalism in their mid-tier publications in order to promote the false notion that Canada is both a democracy and has fully embraced multiculturalism.

The original title of the article, still preserved in the URL, was “Survey reveals Canadians’ racist leanings,” but they realized that was over the top, and had to modify it, because you can’t so easily dismiss the concerns of 41% of surveyed Canadians, which is relatively representative of the Canadian population at large, because it is a scientific poll with a sizable sample size.

The trash journalism first starts with the accusation of racism, then, as is common parlance, then takes the case of a single Sikh immigrant who is unrepresentative of all immigrants, let alone non-European immigrants to Canada, as he became a highly successful businessman, presumably having millions of dollars in net worth by now.

It quotes him as saying that Canada is like heaven on Earth to him, and has him asking how those Canadians would deal with so many visible minorities in heaven. Indeed Canada is a heaven to many immigrants, and the reason for that is because of the culture and institutions and the European people who created and founded them and this country.

There are so many different conceptions of “heaven,” and the mass media is generally duplicitous in invoking religion to further their agenda, due to being at the forefront of destroying any significant religious involvement in political and social life.

Heaven may indeed be intended as a place of universal brotherhood and sisterhood, without racial, ethnic or cultural distinction, but for the time being, in this life, those are very much part of the human experience, history and in the case of race and ethnicity — in our very DNA.

If it’s just a matter of universal principles that any society adopt, then why can’t India, and particularly the state of Punjab in India, create the conditions for a heaven on Earth? Perhaps they someday can, according to the standards of the person they quoted, but for the time being, Canada is his heaven.

Later, the article perpetrates the common and false notion of equating race simply with skin colour, by quoting a Toronto city councillor, in saying: “I think that we were welcomed to this county. I would hate to think that the attitudes of Canadians are going to change simply because my skin colour is not white and my mother speaks with an accent.

If race is simply about skin colour, then why is it that the different races have statistically significant risk profiles for certain diseases, and have to be given different dosages of certain drugs, and why do IQ scores consistently differ between the races over time across the world?

In addition, the article is duplicitous for perpetrating the misperception that the 41% of Canadians surveyed are against the immigration of most or nearly all visible minorities, without regard to any economic considerations, whereas most of them may just only want to cut immigration of visible minorities by half, and a large portion may even want to significantly cut or even halt immigration of all people, including Europeans.

If we had an objective mass media, intent on getting to the bottom of the story, they would’ve balanced it by interviewing some of those who expressed the same opinion as those surveyed, and found out why they say that, and presented the case for why too much immigration by non-Europeans into a country with European culture, institutions and laws would be fundamentally detrimental to the country in the long-run.

Excerpts from the Council of European Canadians first-year anniversary post:

“Today, May 22, 2015, marks the first year of the Council of European Canadians. We are the only online publication dedicated to the enhancement of the Anglo-Quebecois and European character of Canada.”

“We believe that Eurocanadians are a people rooted in history, the founders of the Canadian nation, the creators of the institutions, modern infrastructure, laws, churches, curriculum, holidays of Canada, with their own unique ethnicity, Christian values, mannerisms, looks; molded by long, deep links with England-France and Western civilization generally.”

Multicultural Canada is an artificial imposition manufactured in corporate backrooms, secret meetings, and totalitarian universities, by globalist elites and faceless bureaucrats devoid of any loyalty to any homeland, peddlers of generic values determined to create a miscegenated and rootless population with fake, weak, dispersed families enslaved to banks and fabricated enjoyments with fatuous smiles evoked by facile notions of tolerance devoid of historical research and biological grounding.”

We believe we can defeat these deceivers. It will take time, but we will win. We represent what is best in Canada’s history. We speak for all the past generations who built this nation, the silent majority increasingly fed up with the manipulations and ready to push back against the insidious program to marginalize, ridicule, and emasculate Eurocanadians.”

Related articles:

http://fauxcapitalist.com/2014/11/28/introducing-the-council-of-european-canadians/

http://www.eurocanadian.ca/2014/11/jason-erb-on-canadas-identity-crisis.html

http://fauxcapitalist.com/2014/04/12/exposing-faux-capitalism-with-jason-erb-interview-with-dr-ricardo-duchesne-april-12-2014/

On the May 16, 2015 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism, I covered the following issues:

Seymour Hersh’s limited hangout article about bin Laden’s alleged 2011 killing, and Canada’s government threatens hate crime charges against organizations boycotting Israel.

Correction: I mentioned in the show that the Asper family owned the National Post, but ownership changed in 2010 after a bankruptcy of the Canwest holdings, and it is now run by Paul Godfrey.

On the April 25, 2015 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism, I covered the following issues:

Non-existent gender wage gap when correcting for voluntary and natural differences, Toronto’s first Black police chief says it doesn’t mean he has superpowers, latest Jan Helfeld debate with anarchist and Just for Laughs show reveals cultural Marxist mindset.

On the April 11, 2015 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism, I discussed the following issues:

Boston Marathon trial farce, the late Singaporean PM Lee Kuan Yew‘s lessons for the West, Canada’s monetary reform case gets mass media attention, California ballot initiative to discredit direct democracy, Indiana’s religious freedom bill a case of property rights, Toronto’s former mayor finally forced to apologize, but not for using crack cocaine and Canada at risk of another terror attack after waging illegal war in Syria.

On the March 21, 2015 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism, I discussed the following issues:

Stupid defense resulted in Via Rail terror plot conviction, 9/11, Parliament Hill shooting, Charlie Hebdo and the Israelization of Canada’s foreign policy and Americanization of its justice system, foreign worker program, and Starbucks’ (1-way) race conversation.

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