Various hospitals in the Province, institutions that do work I applaud wholeheartedly, are currently conducting their annual fundraising campaigns through CTV News and perhaps other media outlets. We are told that our donations in these prize-giving lotteries will buy equipment urgently required by the Hospital.
The question I have is this: if the equipment really is urgently required, why isn’t the Provincial government paying for it through the taxes it collects from everyone? Why are hospitals reliant on volunteer donors for this material?
This equipment and these services are either needed or they are not. We either have a public health system paid by us all or we don’t.
Am I missing something?