ONTARIO HOSPITALS SPENDING MILLIONS ON NURSES FROM PRIVATE AGENCIES
Libby Znaimer is joined, first, by Dr. Michael Warner, medical director of critical care at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital, followed by Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition, Cathryn Hoy, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association and Dr. Kashif Pirzada, a Toronto-based Emergency Physician.
Ontario hospitals continue to grapple with an ongoing crisis amid staffing shortages. And, according to a Toronto Star investigation, some hospitals are paying tons of money to hire nurses from private agencies to help alleviate the problem. Our healthcare guests weigh in on the latest news.
SUVS/PICKUPS POSE GREAT THREAT TO VULNERABLE ROAD USERS
Libby Znaimer is joined byAlbert Koehl, cycling and pedestrian advocate and the founder of the Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition as well as Brian Patterson, President and CEO of the Ontario Safety League.
A study published in the Journal of Safety Research in June, reveals that even though SUVs and pickup trucks made up 26.1 percent of collisions with pedestrians and cyclists, they caused 44.1 percent of fatalities. Our guests weigh in on the latest.
STEVEN DEL DUCA RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF VAUGHAN
Libby Znaimer is now joined by Steven Del Duca.
Steven Del Duca is on a new mission in the world of politics: he’s running for Mayor of Vaughan. His announcement comes months after he lost in the provincial election. And, he joins Andrea Horwath (another opposition leader who also lost the last election of course) in running for municipal politics. Libby asks him about his next move.