Cutting money to health services will not cut services…let’s try that with jails and police?

Re: B.C. health cuts no harm to services: minister

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An estimated 90 agencies that have contracts with the Vancouver Coastal Health Region are being told to reduce costs, but provincial Health Minister Kevin Falcon says the reductions will not mean a cut in services.

Falcon told the legislature Tuesday that his ministry is making changes in order to provide better service for those individuals coping with both mental health and addiction issues.

But what the government referred to as “changes,” the opposition simply called “cuts.”

“Dozens of agencies have got letters this week cutting substantially their funding,” said B.C. NDP health critic Adrian Dix.

Community agencies in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority — the largest in the province — are the latest to be told of changes to funding, and some of the agencies have had contracts cancelled.

This is great news! The government has figured out a way to achieve the same level of services by reducing the amount of money provided. If it works in health, I say we try it in many government departments. Let’s dramatically cut funding for police and corrections. Surely there won’t be any corresponding decrease in services. In fact, why stop with government? I’m going to the grocery store and when my bill is rung up I will pay only 75% but still take the full bag of groceries. After all, cutting the payment shouldn’t affect the service. Think of the possibilities! Kevin Falcon is a genius. Why didn’t anyone think of this before?



  1. Anonymous on

    hey kirk,
    i think your on to something this guy does sound like a genius and he has a pretty good idea……. it’s too bad he can’t work in every department because a guy like that sounds useful… :) when he’s done cutting the costs in health care maybe they will relocate him so he can save our country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I guess the ad I discussed got taken down because it was misleading, it really makes MacGillavry out to be against the mentally ill;
    I guess he was in support of it, or something. Didn’t seem like it.

  3. Anonymous on

    For a week or two I’ve been walking to school past a bus stop advertisement for a local politician, which shows him next to the words “Mental Illness costs the Canadian economy over $1 Billion a year.” And looking all pissed off with his back to the words and arms crossed.
    There are a lot of people in the Conservative party who would be just fine with a good ol’ pogrom against the mentally ill. Now they are cutting funding specifically to them and drug addicts? You realize that ‘mentally ill’ and ‘drug addict’ are synonymous to these walking animals?

    I’ve never seen a bus shelter ad replaced so fast. So if you think mentally ill people are scum, spend money complaining about the money they waste, then take the sign you spent THEIR money on down because all the normal folks don’t agree with it? NOW WHO IS INSANE, FRED MACGILLAVRY?

  4. Harry Pothead on

    Kevin Falcon is full of it saying it will not effect services.

    Less people to help people the longer waiting time.

    Oh wait I know were the money is rerouted it is to build all those new jails the Cons want to build.

    For the massive jailing of people due to mandatory minimums for passing a joint or having a few plants for personal use.