Three stories in the news today, Sept. 21 from The Canadian Press:
NEW REPORT URGES OTTAWA TO SPEND BILLIONS ON HEALTH CARE FOR SENIORS
A Conference Board of Canada study has put a price tag on aging in Canada. Commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association, the study says it would cost Ottawa $3.3 billion in the next year to implement three strategies to cope with the wave of aging baby boomers. In the next five years, the price would jump to $17.5 billion as boomers put an ever-increasing strain on the country’s health-care system.
BETTER TALK BEFORE THE SHOVELS GO IN THE GROUND
A new report stresses the critical importance of getting the green light from indigenous communities before development projects proceed. The report was issued by the Boreal Leadership Council, representing resource companies, financial institutions, First Nations and conservation groups. It lays out principles for establishing free, prior and informed consent to resource projects, which it says is not only the law, but also benefits everyone involved.
FUNERAL TODAY FOR MURDERED NOVA SCOTIA POLICE OFFICER
A funeral service will be held this afternoon for Catherine Campbell in her hometown of Stellarton, N.S. The 36 year old Truro, N.S., police officer’s body was found in a wooded area in Halifax last Wednesday. Police had been searching for her since Monday after she failed to show up for work. A 27-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder in Campbell’s death. He’s also charged with indecently interfering with a dead body.
The Canadian Press