Saturday, June 05, 2010

Liberals H1N1 Fearmongering $ 400 million Boondoggle

Will the media, opposition MPs apologize to the Canadian taxpayers for feamongering and excessive demands in spending on H1N1?

The reserve requested all those body bags, Health Canada was simply filling the order October 8, 2009

October 28, 2009 -Liberal MPs apologized Wednesday for distributing a household flyer that attacks the government’s handling of H1N1 among aboriginals with the slogan “No vaccines, just body bags.”

The flyer, mailed as a message from Liberal health critic Dr. Carolyn Bennett, features a picture of body bags in a lab and a sick aboriginal child.

Grand Chief Ron Evans of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs told a parliamentary committee the flyer was “very’s really troubling to our people.”

Dr. Bennett, the Liberal health critic, raised questions about the details of the contract between the federal government and GlaxoSmithKline, the producer of the vaccine. It is the only supplier for the Canadian government, but no details of that contract are available. Nov 3, 2009

On November 3, 2009 I asked if the CBC and the Liberal Party were staging events.

I posted on November 5, 2009 and asked if the Liberals were playing games. of the shots is lagging because of Ottawa's quicker than expected approval of the H1N1 vaccine. The infrastructure for administering the inoculations, which includes volunteers and vaccinators, was ready to begin rolling on Nov. 9, but Health Canada gave its approval the week of Oct. 26,2009.

In smaller provinces and cities that did not have confusing or mixed messaging from the opposition, media they were able to adminster the program. In large cities the local health officials in Toronto and Hamilton were unable to execute the program smoothly. Alberta did not follow the plan and allowed everyone who showed up to get shots.

The responsibility of putting the needle, running the clinics is a provincial responsibility run by local health officials.

The Liberal opposition this week blasted the decision to hire GSK as the “only supplier for Canada,” but CTV News reported last night that the $323-million contract was actually awarded in 2001 by the previous Liberal government. The contract was awarded to Shire BioChem, a company that gave $57,000 to the Liberal Party in 2001 and has since been bought out by GSK. - November 6, 2009
Last week, the House of Commons adopted a Liberal motion calling for the allocation of the $400 million in pandemic response funds to help the provinces deliver vaccines to Canadians, plus additional planning support, and the diversion of partisan Economic Action Plan advertising funding towards a large-scale H1N1 awareness campaign. -November 10, 2009
Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers
"It is particularly troubled by some of the consequences of decisions taken and advice given leading to distortion of priorities of public health services across Europe, waste of large sums of public money, and also unjustified scares and fears about health risks faced by the European public at large," according to the report.
Health experts say the low rates point to failings on the part of provinces. Alberta, for example, initially ignored an agreed-upon priority list and said it would vaccinate anyone who showed up, forcing clinics to close abruptly. Ontario did the same, resulting in waits as long as six hours. Experts say confusion reigned, and the lack of co-ordination shook public confidence in how the pandemic was being handled.

The Liberals, liberal media have been busy playing political games with the maternal health priority of the Government of Canada in the G8-G20.

The Liberals, Canadian media have ignored the bias, errors in the UN IPCC, the organized crime involved in the European Carbon Exchange market, in-action of China and the US that account for over 40% to single out Canada's 2.3% contribution again.


Patrick Ross said...

The left in Canada has only ever seemed to be willing to commit to using aboriginals as a political football.

They've had their way with aboriginal policy for decades, with no positive results to show.

It shouldn't be the slightest bit surprising that they would try to exploit that situation so blatantly.

CanadianSense said...

The disconnect is the lazy media is enabling the criticism and adding confusion to the debate.

Without a concerted effort by the media how can the opposition afford to publicize their position?

More Youtube and Radio media buys in 2010.