McLean needs reality check when it comes to health care

News Aug 28, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: The face of Hamilton, Dan McLean champions his voice for the community

I read the article on Dan McLean in the August 21 News and I have to say I am astonished at the hypocrisy. Where should I start?

Mr. McLean suggests that David Sweet, the Conservative MP for our ADFW riding, should be out there defending our health care system. But when you look back just 12 short years ago, it was Mr. McLean’s federal Liberal party who drastically cut health care transfer payments jeopardizing Ontario’s health care system and the health of its citizens.

I should know as I ended up with serious heart troubles due to the fact my family doctor wouldn’t send me to a specialist because he was trying to save money for the system. All because of the Federal Liberal health care cut backs.

I could tell you horror stories because of those federal Liberal cutbacks in the 90s that you wouldn’t believe but I will save that for another day.

Fortunately for Ontario, Mr. Sweet’s Conservatives have drastically increased the health care funding to Ontario and we can all be grateful for that. For Mr. McLean to suggest that Mr. Sweet should be getting involved with American politics is beyond belief. Canadians deeply resent when American’s try interfering with Canada’s politics so why would Mr. McLean advocate a Canadian MP getting involved with American politics.

Mr. McLean acknowledged that his own party leader, Michael Ignatieff, never said a word about Canada’s health care system because ‘he was busy’. Busy? Busy doing what? He’s had over a month to say something. Anything at all. It’s my guess Mr. Iganieff has the smarts to stay out of American politics. Mr. McLean could learn a thing or two from that.

Mr. McLean also stated that he has “not seen him (David Sweet) at all”. I was at the Cactus Festival recently. I, like most people from Dundas, like to support our community events. I happened to walk past Mr. Sweet’s tent and Mr. McLean’s tent. I did see Mr. Sweet, however Mr. McLean was nowhere to be found except for two very large photos of his face and when I looked inside of his tent, all they were doing was collecting money. At the Conservative tent, I found a very friendly and approachable Mr. Sweet. I’ll let the reader decide which of these two men are more visible, more approachable and more supportive of our community.

Mr. McLean, we all understand that politics can be a cut throat game. However, hypocrisy as you have displayed, should have no part in political life.

Richard Connelly, Dundas

McLean needs reality check when it comes to health care

News Aug 28, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: The face of Hamilton, Dan McLean champions his voice for the community

I read the article on Dan McLean in the August 21 News and I have to say I am astonished at the hypocrisy. Where should I start?

Mr. McLean suggests that David Sweet, the Conservative MP for our ADFW riding, should be out there defending our health care system. But when you look back just 12 short years ago, it was Mr. McLean’s federal Liberal party who drastically cut health care transfer payments jeopardizing Ontario’s health care system and the health of its citizens.

I should know as I ended up with serious heart troubles due to the fact my family doctor wouldn’t send me to a specialist because he was trying to save money for the system. All because of the Federal Liberal health care cut backs.

I could tell you horror stories because of those federal Liberal cutbacks in the 90s that you wouldn’t believe but I will save that for another day.

Fortunately for Ontario, Mr. Sweet’s Conservatives have drastically increased the health care funding to Ontario and we can all be grateful for that. For Mr. McLean to suggest that Mr. Sweet should be getting involved with American politics is beyond belief. Canadians deeply resent when American’s try interfering with Canada’s politics so why would Mr. McLean advocate a Canadian MP getting involved with American politics.

Mr. McLean acknowledged that his own party leader, Michael Ignatieff, never said a word about Canada’s health care system because ‘he was busy’. Busy? Busy doing what? He’s had over a month to say something. Anything at all. It’s my guess Mr. Iganieff has the smarts to stay out of American politics. Mr. McLean could learn a thing or two from that.

Mr. McLean also stated that he has “not seen him (David Sweet) at all”. I was at the Cactus Festival recently. I, like most people from Dundas, like to support our community events. I happened to walk past Mr. Sweet’s tent and Mr. McLean’s tent. I did see Mr. Sweet, however Mr. McLean was nowhere to be found except for two very large photos of his face and when I looked inside of his tent, all they were doing was collecting money. At the Conservative tent, I found a very friendly and approachable Mr. Sweet. I’ll let the reader decide which of these two men are more visible, more approachable and more supportive of our community.

Mr. McLean, we all understand that politics can be a cut throat game. However, hypocrisy as you have displayed, should have no part in political life.

Richard Connelly, Dundas

McLean needs reality check when it comes to health care

News Aug 28, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: The face of Hamilton, Dan McLean champions his voice for the community

I read the article on Dan McLean in the August 21 News and I have to say I am astonished at the hypocrisy. Where should I start?

Mr. McLean suggests that David Sweet, the Conservative MP for our ADFW riding, should be out there defending our health care system. But when you look back just 12 short years ago, it was Mr. McLean’s federal Liberal party who drastically cut health care transfer payments jeopardizing Ontario’s health care system and the health of its citizens.

I should know as I ended up with serious heart troubles due to the fact my family doctor wouldn’t send me to a specialist because he was trying to save money for the system. All because of the Federal Liberal health care cut backs.

I could tell you horror stories because of those federal Liberal cutbacks in the 90s that you wouldn’t believe but I will save that for another day.

Fortunately for Ontario, Mr. Sweet’s Conservatives have drastically increased the health care funding to Ontario and we can all be grateful for that. For Mr. McLean to suggest that Mr. Sweet should be getting involved with American politics is beyond belief. Canadians deeply resent when American’s try interfering with Canada’s politics so why would Mr. McLean advocate a Canadian MP getting involved with American politics.

Mr. McLean acknowledged that his own party leader, Michael Ignatieff, never said a word about Canada’s health care system because ‘he was busy’. Busy? Busy doing what? He’s had over a month to say something. Anything at all. It’s my guess Mr. Iganieff has the smarts to stay out of American politics. Mr. McLean could learn a thing or two from that.

Mr. McLean also stated that he has “not seen him (David Sweet) at all”. I was at the Cactus Festival recently. I, like most people from Dundas, like to support our community events. I happened to walk past Mr. Sweet’s tent and Mr. McLean’s tent. I did see Mr. Sweet, however Mr. McLean was nowhere to be found except for two very large photos of his face and when I looked inside of his tent, all they were doing was collecting money. At the Conservative tent, I found a very friendly and approachable Mr. Sweet. I’ll let the reader decide which of these two men are more visible, more approachable and more supportive of our community.

Mr. McLean, we all understand that politics can be a cut throat game. However, hypocrisy as you have displayed, should have no part in political life.

Richard Connelly, Dundas