Did you know that Ontario is the richest province in Canada? Did you also know that it is currently being run by the cheapest politicians in Canada? The Ontario conservatives remind me of that cute song Ontario’s own Shania Twain brought out in 1997: That don’t impress me much.
What caused this thinking was my new Ontario health card arriving in the mail this morning. All that missive reminded me of was another birthday in the offing. At my age, that is no favour. Oh sure, the wife will remember to buy me a new sweater or some socks. She might even find me a funny card in hopes of cheering me up. How are you going to feel when you realize that more than half the people you knew and liked in your age range are already dead? There is no consolation in old chestnuts such as that only the good die young.
But I think Ontario voters should be enraged by the paucity of this renewal health card. Sure, the original red and white Ontario health cards where easy to counterfeit and they did not contain much information. The replacement green cards were a definite improvement. They had our picture (twice), they had our health number, they had our date of birth, they had our signature and they had an expiry date for the card on a future birthday. We could even use this card for photographic identification, if we did not have our driver’s licence handy.
This piece of plastic junk, those cheapies at Queen’s Park sent me, looks like a bad counterfeit. They replaced my picture with a trillium blossom. Nobody would every accuse me of looking like a trillium blossom. Its blotchy, its messy, they dropped my signature and the only change was in the expiry. They increased the expiry to five years and I will do my best to be here to renew.
That would mean that I would also be here to help defeat that very bad government at Queen’s Park. I figure if I can stay healthy, I’ll still be here in three years to help vote out those cheap bastards.
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