OPSEU Diablogue: Social Determinants: Poll indicates widespread support for indexing minimum wage

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce likely surprised everyone when they suggested in September the best way to adjust the minimum wage is to automatically link it to the cost of living. Many anti-poverty groups have been advocating for such a … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Diluted chemo drug scandal — why was this ever contracted out?

It looked for a while that Marchese Hospital Solutions’ explanation for the diluted chemotherapy drug bags may have had legs, suggesting there was miscommunication between hospital purchasing agent Medbuy and Marchese over the use of the product. Marchese claimed it … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Vector Poll — Most Ontarians think McGuinty government is doing a poor job on major health priorities

Deb Matthews may want to get out more. We’ve previously noted that Ontario’s Health Minister has made far fewer public speeches than her predecessors. The Ministry’s on-line speech archive lists two speeches for Matthews this year, one for last year. … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Vector Poll: Ontarians less comfortable with placing a family member in a nursing home

Ontarians are less comfortable with the prospect of a family member in a nursing home than residents of other provinces according to an August Vector Poll. Only 20 per cent said they would feel “very comfortable” with the idea compared … Continue reading →