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"theresa tem" Discussed on The Current

The Current

11:35 min | 1 year ago

"theresa tem" Discussed on The Current

"Hello I'm Matt Galloway. You're listening to the current so on a go forward basis. We believe that we should be having regular frequent accountability sessions in the House of Commons with a mechanism for the government to introduce emergency legislation as needed. That is our proposal. We are We are open. We are hoping that we can find an agreement recognizing the priorities of every opposition party including the governments need to react and respond to this crisis. Conservative leader Andrew. Scheer IS BACK IN OTTAWA. And as you heard eager to question the minority liberal government face to face. What's going on in the West Block and beyond while to find out joined by our National Affairs Panel Iraj Ottawa. Bureau chief for Huffpost Canada. Von Palmer is the provincial affairs columnist for the Vancouver Sun and Robert. Benzene is the Queen's Park Bureau chief for the Toronto Star. Good morning to you all morning. All three Arosh. We'll start with you. The prime minister a took a day off from his daily briefings on Monday. He was back at it yesterday. This is been an ongoing thing during the course of this pandemic what stands out to you in terms of what he has said recently or perhaps what he hasn't been saying well. There was a lot package. Yesterday's what struck me was that for the second week in a row He started off the week by saying that he recognizes that. There are people falling through the cracks when it comes to financial assistance For those who are struggling to make ends meet because of this pandemic and yet There were again no details We know that there are a lot of self employed Canadians for example. Who may have had you know like sixty clients? And now we're down to one or two Some people who still have commercial rents to pay students Who had jobs lined up? But they no longer exists We know that there are a lot of people who are not being helped by the CRV. They can emergency relief response benefit. I believe it's called the two thousand dollars that is now the people are now eligible to apply for and the government squeak. Fix has been to basically say well if you play for it but you don't You don't fulfill any of the criteria to actually you know legally be able to receive this. We're not going to find you and that's actually something that all members of parliament agreed to on Saturday which is kind of shocking to me and definitely a you know. Could THERE BE MORE OBVIOUS? Sign that the legislation is faulty and that the program doesn't work if you have to say that you're not going to find people and encourage them to use it even though it doesn't apply for them so anyways Hopefully he's there is going to be An announcement Later this week to deal with these individuals before the deep sense of unfairness. I think a lot of people that were speaking to in the meantime off here is we heard Andrew Scheer wants. What is he said? Regular Accountability Sessions Face to face in person So that he can grill the government and grill the leaders of the government. What what is that? We've been talking about what the point of with value in the role of the opposition is in this time when this is a national crisis. What does he see his role right? Now do you think well The the least generous version of that would be. I think it was vocalized by Elizabeth may which she did basically suggests that he's using this to get a partisan advantage that he wants his face on television so that he can can be seen to be firmly questioning the government You said You said on this program that there was this is not the time for for partisan politics yes but you know implementing question period that only is increasing only for party leaders while also ensuring that there is accountability for other MP's to virtually That is not an opinion that is shared uniformly across all three hundred. Thirty eight members of parliament. Think absolutely there is a need for legislative scrutiny and accountability But does that mean Party leader is and a handful of members of parliament should be traveling to Ottawa. And Holding Sessions that frankly exclude other members of parliaments Who Don't have the ability to leave their writings. You know I think as Some members in Nova Scotia for example. Who are being told you know. Don't leave the province you come back. Well you need a court team for fun Palmer. Nbc What our leaders they're saying about the federal response is it meeting what people are looking for. in your part of the country there's one big significant example of the province trying to hold a water account and improve its response and that is around meeting returning Canadians at the airport. Making sure they have a plan to self isolate and if they don't making arrangements for them to go into quarantine as you know. The Prime Minister announced that yesterday well way back on April first. Bc's health minister. Adrian Dix flag. That problem he talked about it for three days Ottawa didn't really respond finally last week. Premier John Horgan announced the province was going to start meeting those people at the airport and seeing if they had a proper plan to self isolate. So is there a sense In Vancouver in British Columbia More. Broadly often slow to act on that issue. Very slow I would say. The Prime Minister announced it yesterday as of yesterday the BBC Government had already screened twenty four hundred people arriving at Vancouver International Airport and arranged for two dozen of them who did not have proper plans to go into self-isolation. So I think Ottawa's response very very slow and it stands out Matt because the BC government has generally not criticize the federal response has generally worked with Ottawa. But on this one I think the national government fell down and was very slow. Them Spot Rob Enzi. It's interesting Doug Ford we've been saying you know. Essentially was Justin Trudeau was running against Doug. Ford it seemed like for much of the last federal election. They are now if not close friends than certainly. There's not a lot of criticism coming from the Premier of Ontario to his auto counterparts wise. That happening I mean it's one of these situations where a of a conservative government provincially in a liberal government federally and they're working closely as if they had no ideological differences and I think they've set those aside because of the gravity of the crisis Premium Doug Ford speaks daily several times a day to Deputy Prime Minister Freeland And they are in constant contact about mostly personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers and things like that Ontario had some challenges for example on its testing of cope for for Kobe nineteen Mr Ford is not happy with the his his his provinces performance on that front and has been Stub ramping up the test. Saudi wise helped a little bit on that front but I think by and large. They've set aside political differences. And you're right. Prime Minister Trudeau was reelected in thanks largely to Doug Ford because they've the liberal successfully tag. Mr Ford who was pretty unpopular last fall to Andrew shears conservatives and that really hurt the Federal Tories and Ontario unpopular last fall. This is a very different time. And He. Ford is receiving a lot of unexpected praise for his handling of this crisis. He's he's governing. He's he's being very serious. They're not sitting around talking about buckle beer or gas pump stickers or you know blue license plates. I need to sort of foolishness that they've been sort of bogged down in in the last two years. They've they've been very much focused on the crisis at hand. Mr Ford has been Receiving a deserved kudos. Frankly because he is Deal listening to the medical experts. Talking to economists talking to businesses and and really working seven days a week to make sure that Ontario response to this crisis is as good as can be. We have our problems in this province. Long-term care situation is very very bad. One he's GonNa be unveiling a plan today to stop A workers at long term care homes working more multiple facilities to prevent the spread of the virus and hopefully They'll be some other measures in place because we've had about four hundred deaths in Ontario and you know forty percent of the long term care homes. We've seen Jason Kenney in the last couple of days take aim at Teresa Tam. We've also seen him talking about the World Health Organization. Is there a sense that that national unity we're all in it together could be disappearing or cracks could be forming as people in various provinces? Look to accelerate In some quarters the response to this pandemic and try to figure out how we're going to get out of it. Well it's clear that not everybody is seeing the same songbook Jason Kenny and Christie of Freeland. Also seem to have a pretty decent relationship but Mister Kenny. Who has the experience of being a cabinet minister Also has the confidence to be willing to go at it alone and to you know like for example few weeks ago when the eastern provinces were encouraging Ottawa to use the federal emergency power is Jason. Kenney was one of the individual things you know. We don't need this. We don't want this and the Liberals in Ottawa had already said they were not gonNA push for it unless there was on that issue so I think that it is Absolutely likely that we're going to see Alberta for example and other provinces slowly Make economic decisions that fit their local means rather than having a coordinated federal response and. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Frankly what was different. I was in the last few days with Jason Kenny's kind of direct attack to Theresa Tem Countries top doctor and I think that there is a deep frustration You know von talked about it in British Columbia the Federal Government being slow to act when it came to you the border for example And how you know. Even in February Ottawa was saying that the threat to Canadians was low And so I think that well maybe now is not the time or the finger pointing that that was pure in the next month on Palmer of rob was talking about the long-term care crisis in Ontario. Eighty nine homes at least have reported outbreaks that have claimed at least one hundred twenty lives. Nbc there were outbreaks seniors residences most notably perhaps the Lynn Valley Care Center. But nothing on the scale of what Ontario Quebec is seen. Why do you think that's the case? Well we were very unlucky here initially and you're right. There were two long term care homes where this thing got loose and in fact about two thirds of the deaths here in British Columbia are in long term care but they did respond and start isolating those homes and isolating the staff as well making sure they didn't work in both places or more than one place and it has arrested it to some degree. Now we still have a lot of deaths here in BC. I think about almost five percent mortality rate but almost all in long term care so the province is moved to get control of it but it is the biggest problem they had out here and it's still the biggest problem other than the outbreak in federal prison at mission and the province is moving Special Mobile Health Unit. Out there to try to help get that get under control..

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"theresa tem" Discussed on The Current

The Current

11:56 min | 1 year ago

"theresa tem" Discussed on The Current

"Home. I'm here in our studio with great small little crew so the show might sound a little difference but we're trying to make it our best and make sure that you have what you need when it comes to the latest most accurate information and as we did yesterday in our call in. We're hoping that we can also connect with each other through the radio as we go through all of this together so thanks for listening and let's get to it. There's a lot to talk about. The number of covert Nineteen infections in Canada continues to rise. More than eight hundred. Seventy people have tested positive for the virus. At least twelve have died and there are questions. About how many new patients are hospitals can handle health minister? Patty Hi do is the face of the fight against this crisis in Canada. And it's up to her. To balance sharing accurate information with keeping the public com. She joins me now from Ottawa Minister. Good Morning Good Morning. That how're you doing? Well I'm I was just saying to your folks here in Ottawa. It's surreal in a way for all of us and I would sam like every average Canadian trying to make sense of it while also being in the thick of it. What is that like because we see you every day now delivering the news to the public? And it's it's hard news. It's scary news and There are a lot of people who are feeling anxious about just receiving that news and absorbing what is it like for you bringing it to Canadians. It's it's really it's A. It's really hard. Obviously because people's lives have turned upside down and I know that and I know that people are scared and I know they're lonely and I know they're they're worried about families their finances and win. This is all GonNa end. These are the three questions I keep in my mind every day that I know Canadians are worried about and I tried to have honest direct answers. I mean I believe As you know as a politician Sometimes the tendency is to WanNa make people feel better. But actually I think it's radical honesty that's GonNa get us through this radical honesty. Yeah you know because People know that things are drastically different and they need to have information as quickly as possible. About what the real circumstances are and that information is not always easy to obtain or sometimes it's evolving so But I think you know people need to know that this is a obviously a real health risk but also a real economic crisis for not just Canada but the entire world. You're speaking on Tuesday and you ask Canadians to be kind to each other at this time and and you became emotional when you were talking about that. Who are you thinking of? When you said thinking I was thinking and you're GonNa make me Otieno again but I was thinking but all the people that don't have anyone I you know i. We all know people in our lives who are isolated whether it's You know the other lady whose children have died before her. That counts on the neighbor to snow. Blow her you know driveway whether it's You know the young twenty something year old. Who's left home and doesn't have any family or whether it's Just a the average person that that has mobility issues. They can't go out to the grocery store and get stuff and it's feeling like you know they've left behind. I worry about the people that live paycheck to paycheck. That get Social Assistance at the end of the month. And that's when they do their grocery shopping and what if they show up at the grocery store and there's nothing there for them on that particular day or the day after. Those are the people that I'm thinking about when I asked Canadians to be kind to one another. This is going to be hard on all of us. But they're going to be people particularly vulnerable people and That are going to be even more fragile this time and we need to take care of them too. Are you encouraged by what you've seen in the last few days in terms of how we we're talking yesterday we did this? Call in across the country and the thing that kept coming up as we're all in this together. Are you encouraged by that? I I really am and I think you know Crises like this can either pit people against each other or pull us together and I have seen in Canada. This incredible pulling together. You know even in my own team where you can imagine the tension that's going on as we try to make these extremely difficult decisions in very rapid time to arrive at a solution. Sometimes that's obviously imperfect and even my own team pulled together in times of incredible tension where you how oftentimes have portfolios that have opposite goals in some ways in this crisis and I've been so encouraged by the capacity of Canadians to keep coming back together and having these difficult conversations together the small businesses in the community that are you know banding together to figure out ways that they can survive and also meet. This need In the community for all kinds of things that are now going to go on for awhile. Let's talk about what's happening in this country. We hear constantly the urge to flatten curve. Yesterday Theresa Tab. The officer said it's not just flattening the curve. We need to plank. The curve are Canadians doing enough yet to stop the spread of this virus. It's really hard for me to generalize like that and I won't because I can't see into every community I can't see into every corner of Canada but by by and large yes what Canadians are doing are listening to their public. Health officials and that is the most important part of this. You know people are are confused somewhat. There's different you know recommendations coming from a local public health unit versus provincial publicly. The healthy and we're all working really hard to make sure that our our messages unified but they will be slightly different depending on the particular region. You're in depending on the particular activity of the virus. The epidemiology is very very important but my message to Canadians. Keep listening to your public health officials. They will tell you what you need to do to keep your family safe and to keep your community safe and by and large. We're seeing that Canadians are doing that. Why are those? Are Those different recommendations. We were speaking about this earlier this week on the program. Andre Picard was here health from the global mail talking about the need for a unified message that in some areas daycares are open in other areas. Daycares reclosed people have different interpretations of what social distancing means? Why are there different recommendations in different bits of guidance being offered? Well I'll say there's from my perspective three reasons one. We are a province. Where are we are a country where there are provinces who have jurisdiction over health and so they all have their own medical officers of health and they all are working with their own epidemiology of their particular province and their own particular guidances? This is guided by the way at the federal level through something called the special committee. I don't know exactly the name. But anyways Theresa tem leads comedian chief public health officers across the country and they work to to to solidify that guidance. So that's one reason though is because there are different jurisdictions the second reason I think is because the epidemiology is not the same all across the country. I think you know the third reason is this is relatively new using social distancing. I can't remember a time when we've had to do this. Approach to a public health crisis. It's one hundred years since our last huge pandemic in this way You know this. This is a new a new. I guess a new a very old new tool a very old tool that we have not had to use in recent times and so people are learning as we go including including from other countries. And so. That's that's part of why you're seeing some distance but I will also say that as much distance as it might feel when I look at it from a national perspective. People are more or less falling in line. If I can just say one last thing daycares. It's really important that people have a place to care for their children as they're going to the hospitals to provide care as they're going into retail stores to make sure that we can still get grocery so provinces in local public health units are working really diligently to figure out a way to do that safely but also keep those essential workers all those people that are going to the pharmacy going to the retail stores. Making sure the lights are kept on that. They have a place to care for their children. One of the things that we have heard in one of the reasons why those directors are important is because healthcare workers and hospital administrators are concerned that are hospitals aren't going to be able to cope with the surge that is coming the surge. That's on our doorstep. What are you hearing from those frontline workers? Well obviously I'm hearing You know anxiety a lot of anxiety from whether we're talking about doctors or nurses or other allied professionals about what may happen. Should they see a surge but I'm also working very closely with the ministers of health who are preparing for that surge in their own jurisdictions and part of that work is happening at the provincial level and part of it's happening at the local level at the federal level? We're trying to support all that work. My making access to cash and two things as quickly as we possibly can but part of the work is also really clearing out hospitals for what might happen. So you're seeing across the country. People postponing things like elective surgeries You know clearing out the hospital from non essential. I shouldn't say non essential but non urgent kinds of care and looking for alternative levels of care so that they can actually be ready. I the local example. I have is in my own community and I talked to October. Chief-of-staff yesterday as a matter of fact just to check in as a local. Mp doing my job is local MP and his name is Dr Zaki and he assured me that that work is happening right now and as a matter of fact I don't know if it call it a silver lining but he's saying the emergency room is less busy than it's ever been because the province has been setting up all kinds of alternative screening measures and the hospital has off sites Like a separate Unit that they can screen outside of the emergency room and thirdly he said he thinks that there's a lower incidence of urgent care because people aren't going anywhere so there's less vehicle collisions and there's less there's less accidents. The other side of that is you said is is that hospitals have to make choices about what they're doing and doctors have to make choices about the procedures that that they undertake heavy. Listen yesterday on our call in We heard from a woman named Nancy. She was supposed to have surgery It has now been told that it's been canceled for the time. Being have listened to her. I've tried to keep it together. I had experience as a result of covert nineteen not not worried about the virus itself. I although I am sixty six but We could go. I wouldn't I was a near nose throat surge about side. He told me that. I have a solitary gland tumor in the upper palate. Needs to come out. It's tested nine. But there's still a twenty percent chance of cancer so my surgery was a pretty promptly this Monday. Yesterday I received word that it's been canceled just looking at email from this morning because I know my surgeon is tried to go to bat for me has since his assistant But they say that it province wide shutdown not just now but all cheerio and they were given certain guidelines that they are happy to pull penny. Hi Do what goes through your mind when you hear that caller well first of all. I hear the anguish. Nancy's voice and I mean I i. I can only imagine the anxiety that she's feeling. I mean what really stood out for me is that there's a twenty percent chance that this might be cancer and she's worried about that. Obviously and these are the kinds of things. We've come to count on in our healthcare system that we can. We can get the treatment that's appropriate for us. As diagnosed by our physicians are experts. Do you think that Canadians should expect healthcare professionals to have to make more choices like that in the days ahead? I think if we don't flatten the curve absolutely I think that There are going to be choices like an even more horrible ones as we see people get sicker and sicker. I don't think Anyone's not watching the news obsessively and reading articles obsessively and I am also privileged to hearing ministers of health for all across the g seven countries every single week and last week the Minister of from Italy the Minister of Health from Italy. I could barely hold back my tears and the g seven call us. He talked about the excruciating choices that physicians were making Whether or not someone was going.

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"theresa tem" Discussed on The Current

The Current

11:11 min | 1 year ago

"theresa tem" Discussed on The Current

"At least twelve have died and there are questions. About how many new patients are hospitals can handle health minister? Patty Hi do is the face of the fight against this crisis in Canada. And it's up to her. To balance sharing accurate information with keeping the public com. She joins me now from Ottawa Minister. Good Morning Good Morning. That how're you doing? Well I was just saying to your folks here in Ottawa. It's It's surreal in a way for all of us and I would say I'm like every average Canadian trying to make sense of it while also being in the thick of it. What is that like because we see you every day now delivering the news to the public? And it's it's hard news scary news and There are a lot of people who are feeling anxious about just receiving that news and absorbing. What is it like for you bringing to Canadians? It's it's really. It's it's really hard. Obviously because people's lives have turned upside down and I know that and I know that people are scared and I know they're lonely and I know they`re. They're worried about their families their finances and win. This is all going to end. These are the three questions I keep in my mind every day that I know Canadians are worried about and tried to have honest Direct answers I mean. I believe As you know as a politician Sometimes the tendency is to make people feel better But actually I think it's radical honesty that's GonNa get through this radical honesty. Yeah you know because People know that things are drastically different and they need to have information as quickly as possible. About what the real circumstances are and that information is not always easy to obtain or sometimes it's evolving so But I think you know people need to know that this is a obviously a real health risk but also a real economic crisis for not just Canada but the entire world you were speaking on Tuesday and you ask Canadians to be kind to each other this time and and you became emotional when you were talking about that. Who are you thinking of when you said that is thinking I was thinking in? You're GonNa make me Otieno again but I was thinking about all the people that don't have anyone I you know i. We all know people in our lives who are isolated whether it's You know the other lady whose children have died before her. That counts on the neighbor to snow. Blow her you know driveway whether it's You know the young twenty something year old. Who's left home and doesn't have any family or whether it's You know just a the average person that that has mobility issues. They can't go out to the grocery store and get stuff in his feeling like You know they've left behind. I worry about the people that live paycheck to paycheck. Get social assistance at the end of the month. And that's when they do their grocery shopping and what if they show up at the grocery store and there's nothing there for them on that particular day or the day after. Those are the people that I'm thinking about when I asked Canadians to be kind to one another is this is going to be hard on all of us but there are going to be people particularly vulnerable people and That are going to be even more fragile this time and we need to take care of them too. Are you encouraged by what you've seen in the last few days in terms of how we keep we were talking yesterday? We did this call in across the country in the thing that kept coming up as we're all in this together are you encouraged by that. I I really am and I think you know Crises like this Can either pit people against each other or pull us together and I have seen in Canada. This incredible pulling together. You know even in my own team where you can imagine the tension that's going on as we try to make these extremely difficult decisions in very rapid time to arrive at a solution. Sometimes that's obviously imperfect and even my own team pulled together in times of incredible tension where you oftentimes have portfolios that have opposite goals in some ways in this crisis and I've been so encouraged by the capacity of Canadians to keep coming back together and having these difficult conversations together the small businesses in the community that are banding together to figure out ways that they can survive and also meet. This need In the community for for all kinds of things that are now going to go on Matt for a while. Let's talk about what's happening in this country. We hear constantly the urge to flatten the curve. Yesterday Theresa Tab the Chief Public Health Officer said it's not just flattening the curve. We need to plank. The curve are Canadians doing enough yet to stop the spread of this virus. It's really hard. For me to generalize like that and I I won't because I can't see into every community I can't see into every corner of Canada but by by and large yes what Canadians are doing are listening to their public. Health officials and that is the most important part of this. You know people are confused somewhat different. You know recommendations coming from a local public health unit versus a provincial publicly. The healthy and we're all working really hard to make sure that our our messages unified but they will be slightly different depending on the particular region. You're in depending on the particular activity of the virus. The epidemiology is very very important but my message to Canadians. Keep listening to your public health officials. They will tell you what you need to do to keep your family safe and to keep your community safe and by and large. We're seeing that Canadians are doing that. Why are those? Are Those different recommendations. We were speaking about this earlier this week on the program. Andre Picard was here health writer from the Globe and Mail talking about the need for unified message that in some areas daycares are open in other areas. Daycares are closed. People have different interpretations of its social distancing means why are there different recommendations in different bits of guidance being offered? Well I'll say there's from my perspective three reasons one. We are a province. Where are we are a country where there are provinces who have jurisdiction over health and so they all have their own medical officers of health and they all are working with their own epidemiology of their particular province and their own particular guidances? This is guided by the way at the federal level through something called the special committee. I don't know exactly the name. But anyways Theresa Tem leads. This comedian chief public health officers across the country and they work to to to solidify that guidance. So that's one reason though is because there are different jurisdictions the second reason I think is because the epidemiology is not the same all across the country. I think You know the third reason is this is relatively new using social distancing. I can't remember a time when we've had to do this. Approach to a public health crisis. It's one hundred years since our last huge pandemic in this way You know this. This is a new a new. I guess a new a very old new tool very old tool that we have not had to use in recent times and so people are learning as we go including including from other countries. And so. That's that's part of why you're seeing some distance but I will also say that a as much as it might feel when I look at it from a national perspective. People are more or less falling in line. If I can just say one last thing daycares. It's really important that people have a place to care for their children as they're going to the hospitals to provide care as they're going into the retail stores to make sure that we can still get our grocery so provinces in local public health units are working really diligently to figure out a way to do that safely but also keep those essential workers all those people that are going to the pharmacy going to the retail stores. Making sure the lights are kept on that. They have a place to care for their children. One of the things that we have heard one of the reasons why those directives are important is because healthcare workers and hospital administrators are concerned that are hospitals aren't going to be able to cope with the surge that is coming the surge. That's on our doorstep. What are you hearing from those frontline workers? Well obviously I'm hearing You know anxiety a lot of anxiety from Whether we're talking about doctors or nurses or other allied professionals about what may happen. Should they see a surge but I'm also working very closely with the ministers of health who are preparing for that surge in their own jurisdictions and part of that work is happening at the provincial level and part of it's happening at the local level at the federal level? We're trying to support all that work. My making access to cash and two things as quickly as we possibly can but part of the work is also really clearing out hospitals for what might happen. So you're seeing across the country. People postponing things like elective surgeries You know clearing out the hospital from non essential. I shouldn't say non-essential but non urgent kinds of care and looking for alternative levels of care so that they can actually be ready. I the local example. I have is in my own community and I talked to October. Chief-of-staff yesterday as a matter of fact just to check in as a local. Mp doing my job is local MP and his name is Dr Zaki and he assured me that that work is happening right now and as a matter of fact. I don't know if it call it a silver lining. But he's saying the emergency room is less busy than it's ever been because the province has been setting up all kinds of alternative screening measures and the hospital has an offsite Like a separate unit that they can screen outside of the emergency room and thirdly he said he thinks that there's a lower incidence of Urgent Care because people aren't going anywhere so there's less vehicle collisions and there's less there's less accidents. The other side of that is you said is is that hospitals have to make choices about what they're doing and doctors have to make choices about the procedures that that they undertake have a listened yesterday on our call in. We heard from a woman named Nancy. She was supposed to have surgery It has now been told that it's been canceled for the time. Being have listened to her story. I've tried to keep it together. I had experience as a result of covert nineteen. I'm not worried about the virus itself I although I am sixty six but we could go. I I was Near nose throat. Search about side. He told me that. I have a solitary Glenn. Tumor in the upper palate needs to come out. It's tested benign. But there's still a twenty percent chance of cancer so my surgery was Going to be pretty promptly this Monday. Yesterday I received word that it's been canceled Just looking at email from this morning because I know my surgeon is tried to go to bat for me. Has his his assistant But they say that province-wide shutdown not just no but almost zero and they were given certain guidelines that they are putting high. Do what goes through your mind when you hear that caller well first of all I hear the anguish and Nancy's voice and I mean I. I can only imagine the anxiety that she's feeling. I mean what really stood out for me is that there's a twenty percent chance that this might be cancerous since she's worried about that. Obviously and these are the kinds of things. We've come to count on our public health care system that we can. We can get the treatment. That's appropriate for us. As diagnosed by physicians are experts. Do you think that Canadians should expect healthcare professionals to have to make more choices like that in the days ahead? I think if we don't flatten the curve absolutely I think that There are going to be choices like that and even more horrible ones as we see people get sicker and sicker. I don't think anyone's not watching the news. Obsessively and reading articles obsessively and I am also privileged to hearing ministers of health for all across the g seven countries every single week and last week..

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"theresa tem" Discussed on This is Why

This is Why

09:19 min | 2 years ago

"theresa tem" Discussed on This is Why

"Hey before we begin. I want to let you know about a new show from curious cast that I think you might be into it's called Russia rising Putin's Russia has been accused of using internet. Trolls hackers and even assassins to influence the west this new investigative podcast hopes to unravel. The giant mystery that is Russia with the help of those who know her best Russian trolls hackers Putin's supporters and even a former KGB spy. Join global news Europe bureau chief Jeff simple on a journey to find out how Russia has gone from tenuous ally to a potential global threat. Listen to Russia rising for free at curious cast dot CA, or wherever you're enjoying this is why hey, it's Nikki right Meyer, host of the podcast. This is why thanks again for downloading this week's episode in listening one let you know that we're working on some great stuff for the future including an episode on wrongful convictions in Canada where speaking with two. People who were sent to jail for murders. They did not commit that'll be coming up in the next few weeks in the meanwhile, enjoy the long weekend and enjoy this throwback episode about obesity rates in Canada. What happened in us forty years? Forty fifty years for us to double our rate of obesity. I mean, there had to have been huge changes in the way, we live our lives. More Canadians are obese than ever before. But is that necessarily a bad thing? I'm Nikki right Meyer. And this is why. You know, the numbers are pretty shocking. Sixty four percent of Canadians qualify as overweight or obese these numbers are high and in some cases, trending upward despite so much public awareness about how exercise and healthy. Eating is good for us to get to the bottom of this trend. Global news released a special report that's all about Canadian health and on that team of reporters is Leslie young. I'm Leslie young. I'm the senior national online journalist for health with global news. What exactly is obesity? How do we define that? So it's it's an estimate based on your B M. I it's a measurement where they take your your height and your weight and work out a ratio, essentially. So when we look online your body mass index score your. BMI underway is anything below a score of eighteen point five normal weight. Eighteen point five to twenty four point nine overweight, twenty five to twenty nine point nine and then obese is a body mass index of thirty or greater so what percentage of Canadians are at a body mass index a BMI of thirty or greater in twenty fourteen that was twenty eight percent of Canadian adults. Wow. That seems really high. It does I'm shocked. You know, we look at other countries like the US, and we tend to say they're obese. But we're not as bad here in Canada. But it sounds like from what you're saying. We are as bad. Yeah. We're a little better. But we're not that much better and were pretty middle of the road. I think for western developed countries the number of obese children and teens is now ten times higher. And it was forty years ago. New research published in JAMA internal medicine finds more than two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese in twenty fifteen two-thirds of adults in England where cost as being overweight or obese with one in four adults classed as a bee's research shows estimated seventy four million boys and fifty million girls are obese worldwide. What happened in us forty years? Forty fifty years for us to double our rate of obesity. I mean, there had to have been huge changes in the way, we live our lives. The number of obese children and teens is now ten times higher than it was forty years ago due to poor nutrition and lack of exercise the problem is more than just physical. It seems like there are a whole bunch of different factors that are contributing to this the chief public health officer of Canada told me we've engineered exercise out of our lives. So we've done things like. Make our neighborhoods very car Centric, for example. So we spend a lot of time in the car. We don't walk from place to places we do our Ahrends or we spend a lot more time sitting in at desk jobs than we used to in the past. So a lot of these things they all all these little changes kind of contribute to this overall overall problem. That's a really interesting phrase that we've engineered fitness engineered health out of our lives. It's a really interesting way to put it I thought so too. That's why I remembered it off the top of my head really stood out to me. Canada's chief public health officer who Leslie was speaking with Dr Theresa tem, she elaborated on how neighborhoods can be designed to our health advantage or disadvantage. So ideally, you know, you get up in the morning you wake up you get the front. Do what you need is really easy access to get somewhat usually and to the grocery shopping altuve to have recreational activity, so as you walk out the front door. One of the main features is do have a well-maintained payment example. So that people can we'll easily increasing the number of intersections help. So if you have very long blocks, and it takes forever to get to the Knicks from two sections across the road, you're less likely to want to walk and move around. So well connect to streets as easy for people to. Cross over to get to where they need to get to is actually a really great feature. But if there's one thing that can be said about the cause of obesity, it's not because we don't know better. It's not a lack of information. I mean, we all know how what foods are healthy, and what foods aren't, and you know, that we shall get some exercise, and that for whatever reason isn't enough just knowing this. Yeah. That's really true. Isn't it because we know that we should be eating more vegetables and less processed foods less carbohydrates, or whatever the latest diet or trend says we know what are healthy foods, and we know what aren't healthy foods. We know that exercise is good for our health. But why do we as humans not follow those guidelines when we know that those guidelines exist, I honestly don't know. But it we've been trying the public health efforts have been trying for decades. It's still we're still making these choices. So a lot of the people. I spoke to said we need to try a different approach rather than just telling people that they should exercise a bit more or eat a bit more vegetables. If there's one thing that you would take away from this whole report that you've done what would that be? It would be that something in our society has just really changed. Over the last few decades that we have these problems with weight, we have these problems with diet, and it's really contributing to our poor health, and we need to I guess try and figure out how to solve this problem. And nobody really quite has that answer yet. Leslie, thank you so much for chatting with me. It's been really interesting. Oh, well, thanks so much for having me. So what did you think about that conversation with Lesley? Did you hear anything in there that surprised you? Yes, obesity rates are somewhat shocking. However, did it surprise you to hear that? There was a link or an assumed link between health and weight most people would probably say, no that's not too surprising. But not everyone agrees coming up later in this episode. So if we're cleaning quote unquote obesity with death or with a world as a worldwide public health epidemic. It's not quite factually true to say that that is also increasing mortality rates because it's not people are living longer than ever before. You're listening to this is why a global News Radio show and podcast. Download and subscribe on apple podcast, Google podcasts or wherever you get your favorite podcast. Now.

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"What happened in has forty years? Forty fifty years for us to double our rate of obesity. I mean, there had to have been huge changes in the way, we live our lives. More Canadians are obese than ever before. But is that necessarily a bad thing? I'm Nikki right Meyer. And this is why. You know, the numbers are pretty shocking. Sixty four percent of Canadians qualify as overweight or obese. He's numbers are high and in some cases trending upward despite so much public awareness about how exercise and healthy. Eating is good for us. So to get to the bottom of this trend global news released a special report that's all about Canadian health and on that team of reporters is Leslie young. I'm Leslie young. I'm the senior national online journalist for health with global news. What exactly is obesity? How do we define that? So it's it's an estimate based on your B M. I it's a measurement where they take your your height and your weight and work out a ratio sensually. So when we look online your body mass index score your. BMI underway is anything below a score of eighteen point five normal weight. Eighteen point five to twenty four point nine overweight, twenty five to twenty nine point nine and then obese is a body mass index of thirty or greater so what percentage of Canadians are at a body mass index ABI M I of thirty or greater in twenty fourteen that was twenty eight percent of Canadian adults. Wow. That seems really high. It does I'm shocked. You know, we look at other countries like the US, and we tend to say they're obese. But we're not as bad here in Canada. But it sounds like from what you're saying. We are as bad. Yeah. We're a little better. But we're not that much better. And we're pretty middle of the road. I think for western developed countries the number of obese children and teens is now ten times higher. Than it was forty years ago. New research published in JAMA internal medicine finds more than two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese in twenty fifteen two-thirds of adults in England where cost as being overweight or vs with one in four goals classed as of these research shows estimated seventy four million boys and fifty million girls are opiates worldwide. What happened in forty years forty fifty years for us to double our rate of obesity? I mean, there have to have been huge changes in the way, we live our lives. The number of obese children and teens is now ten times higher than it was forty years ago due to poor nutrition and lack of exercise the problem is more than just visit. It seems like there are a whole bunch of different factors that are contributing to this the chief public health officer of Canada told me we've engineered exercise out of our lives. So we've done things like. Make our neighborhoods very car Centric, for example. So we spend a lot of time in the car. We don't walk from place to places we do our Ahrends or we spend a lot more time sitting in at desk jobs than we used to in the past. So a lot of these things they all all these little changes kind of contribute to this overall overall problem. That's a really interesting phrase that we've engineered fitness or engineered health out of our lives. It's a really interesting way to put it I thought so too. That's why I remembered it off the top of my head really stood out to me. Canada's chief public health officer who Leslie was speaking with doctors Theresa tem, she elaborated on how neighborhoods can be designed to our health advantage or disadvantage. So ideally, you know, you get up you wake up and get out the fun. Do what you need is really easy access to get somewhat usually and to the grocery shopping ole Tutu have recreational so as you walk out of the funds. Do one of the main features is do have a well maintain. So that people can will easily increasing the number of insect shoes help. So if you have very long blocks, it takes forever to get to the Knicks two sections across the road, you're less likely to want to walk and move around. So well connect to streets of easy people to cross over to get to whether they need to get to is actually a really great feature. But if there's one thing that can be said about the cause of obesity, it's not because we don't know better. It's not a lack of information. I mean, we all know how what foods are healthy what foods aren't, and you know, that we shall get some exercise, and that for whatever reason isn't enough just knowing this. Yeah, that's really true, isn't it because we know that we should be eating more vegetables and less processed foods less carbohydrates, or whatever the latest died or trend. As we know what are healthy foods, and we know what aren't healthy foods. We know that exercise is good for our health. But why do we as humans not follow those guidelines when we know that those guidelines exist, I honestly don't know. But we've been trying the public health efforts have been trying for decades. It's still we're still making these choices. So a lot of the people. I spoke to said we need to try different approach rather than just telling people that they should exercise a bit more or eat a bit more vegetables. If there's one thing that you would take away from this whole report that you've done what would that be? It would be that something in our society has just really changed over the last few decades that we have these problems with weight, we have these problems with diet, and it's really. Attributing to our poor health, and we need to guess try and figure out how to solve this problem. And nobody really quite has that answer yet. Leslie, thank you so much for chatting with me. It's been really interesting. Oh, well, thanks so much for me. So what did you think about that conversation with Lesley? Did you hear anything in there that surprised you? Yes, obesity rates are somewhat shocking. However, did it surprise you to hear that? There was a link or assumed link between health and weight most people would probably say, no that's not too surprising. But not everyone agrees coming up later in this episode. So if we're cleaning quote unquote obesity with death or with a world as a worldwide public health epidemic. It's not quite factually true to say that that is also increasing mortality rates because it's not people are living longer than ever before. You're listening to this is why a global News Radio show and podcast. Download and subscribe on apple podcast, Google podcasts or wherever you get your favorite podcast. Now.

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