Manitoba has a poor track record when it comes to wait times for surgeries. Six years ago, Saskatchewan was last in the country but that’s all changed. Today our neighbours to the west have the shortest wait times in Canada.
How did they pull it off?
I asked professor Janice McKinnon – she is a former NDP cabinet minister in Saskatchewan and currently teaches history at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She compiled a study about what went right in the land of the living skies which you can find on the Fraser Institute website.
Civilized people all over the world were horrified at the news of the beheading of John Ridsdel, a Canadian who was kidnapped while vacationing in the Philippines seven months ago. Foreign correspondent Matthew Fisher of Postmedia knew Ridsdel and was writing about this story leading up to yesterday’s ransom deadline. I caught up with him in Manilla.
Winnipeg saw its first bicycle fatality of the year yesterday due to a hit-and-run on Nairn Avenue. It seems like a good time to talk about bike safety and the role of motorists when it comes to ensuring the safety of cyclists. Mark Cohoe is the executive director of Bike Winnipeg and you can hear our conversation right here.