Here in BC, we’ve been treated to an exposé of the poverty industry….you know, the one that you don’t dare question? Those who receive our tax dollars…with little or no accountability…and a lot of limo rides, European trips and even a family junket to Disneyland! Imagine if such information was censored because of the Information and Privacy Act?
Meanwhile, Vancouver’s non-profit abortion clinics, also flush with taxpayer dollars, whined and complained because the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons expected them to cover the cost of their accreditation.
In dizzying speed, and we do mean dizzying speed, BC Health Minister Terry Lake announced that the taxpayer would cover those extra costs.
BC’s abortion clinics are not required to report complication statistics, or any data for that matter to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Information on complication rates for BC are banned under our Freedom of Information Act….in fact, so is the release of any abortion related information other than province wide abortion statistics.
In the same speed, you think that the BC Health Minister might require abortion clinics to report all their data to the CIHI? At least in the interest of health?
Or the government might reverse the law that bans the release of abortion-related information?
We won’t hold our breath. But it does show that if they wanted to, they could make changes really fast.
If they wanted to.