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Trump, Kim summit collapses amid failure to reach deal

JONATHAN LEMIRE, DEB RIECHMANN AND FOSTER KLUG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | posted Thursday, Feb 28th, 2019

The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. sanctions on the reclusive nation, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global threat.

Trump, in a news conference after the summit abruptly shut down early, blamed the breakdown on North Korea’s insistence that all punishing sanctions that the U.S. has imposed on Pyongyang be lifted without the country committing to eliminate its nuclear arsenal.

“Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump explained, adding that he had a proposed agreement that was “ready to be signed.”

“I’d much rather do it right than do it fast,” the president said. “We’re in position to do something very special.”

Mere hours after both nations seemed hopeful of a deal, Trump’s and Kim’s motorcades roared away from the downtown Hanoi summit site within minutes of each other, the leaders’ lunch cancelled and a signing ceremony scuttled. The president’s closing news conference was hurriedly moved up and he departed for Washington more than two hours ahead of schedule.

The disintegration of talks came after Trump and Kim had appeared to be ready to inch toward normalizing relations between their still technically-warring nations and as the American leader tamped down expectations that their negotiations would yield an agreement by North Korea to take concrete steps toward ending its nuclear program.

In something of a role reversal, Trump had deliberately ratcheted down some of the pressure on Pyongyang, abandoning his fiery rhetoric and declaring he wanted the “right deal” over a rushed agreement. For his part, Kim, when asked whether he was ready to denuclearize, said “If I’m not willing to do that I won’t be here right now.”

The breakdown denied Trump a much-needed victory amid growing domestic turmoil back home, including congressional testimony this week by his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who called Trump a “racist” and “conman” and claimed prior knowledge of foreign powers’ efforts to help Trump win in 2016.

Trump insisted his relations with Kim remained warm, but did not commit to having a third summit with the North Korean leader, saying a possible next meeting “may not be for a long time.” Though both he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said significant progress had been made in Hanoi, the two sides appeared to be galaxies apart on an agreement that would live up to the U.S.’ stated goals.

“Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that,” Trump told reporters. Kim, he explained, appeared willing to close his country’s main nuclear facility, the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, if the sanctions were lifted. But that would leave him with missiles, warheads and weapon systems, Pompeo said. There are also suspected hidden nuclear fuel production sites around the country.

“We couldn’t quite get there today,” Pompeo said, minimizing what seemed to be a chasm between the two sides.

Longstanding U.S. policy has insisted that U.S. sanctions on North Korea would not be lifted until that country committed to, if not concluded, complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. Trump declined to restate that goal Thursday, insisting he wanted flexibility in talks with Kim. “I don’t want to put myself in that position from the standpoint of negotiation,” he said.

White House aides stressed that Trump stood strong and some observers evoked the 1987 Reykjavik summit between Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev, a meeting over nuclear weapons that ended without a deal but laid the groundwork for a future agreement.

But the failure in Hanoi also laid bare a risk in Trump’s negotiating style: Preferring one-on-one meetings with his foreign counterparts, his administration often eschews the staff-level work done in advance to assure a deal and makes summits more of a victory lap than a hardline negotiation.

The collapse was a dramatic turnaround from the optimism that surrounded the talks after the leaders’ dinner Wednesday and that had prompted the White House to list a signing ceremony on Trump’s official schedule for Thursday.

The two leaders had seemed to find a point of agreement when Kim, who fielded questions from American journalists for the first time, was asked if the U.S. may open a liaison office in North Korea. Trump declared it “not a bad idea” and Kim called it “welcomable.” Such an office would mark the first U.S. presence in North Korea.

But questions persisted throughout the summit, including whether Kim was willing to make valuable concessions, what Trump would demand in the face of rising domestic turmoil and whether the meeting could yield far more concrete results than the leaders’ first summit, a meeting in Singapore less than a year ago that was long on dramatic imagery but short on tangible results.

There had long been skepticism that Kim would be willing to give away the weapons his nation had spent decades developing and Pyongyang felt ensured its survival. But even after the summit ended, Trump praised Kim’s commitment to continue a moratorium on missile testing.

Trump also said he believed the autocrat’s claim that he had nothing to do with the 2017 death of Otto Warmbier, a American college student who died after being held in a North Korean prison.

“I don’t believe that he would have allowed that to happen,” Trump said. “He felt badly about it.”

The declaration immediately called to mind other moments when Trump chose to believe autocrats over his own intelligence agencies, including siding with the Saudi royal family regarding the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and supporting Russia’s Vladimir Putin’s denials that he interfered with the 2016 election.

If the first Trump-Kim summit gave the reclusive nation’s leader entree onto the international stage, the second appeared to grant him the legitimacy his family has long desired.

Kim, for the first time, affably parried with the international press without having to account for his government’s long history of oppression. He secured Trump’s support for the opening of a liaison office in Pyongyang, without offering any concessions of his own. Even without an agreement, Trump’s backing for the step toward normalization provided the sort of recognition the international community has long denied Kim’s government.

Experts worried that the darker side of Kim’s leadership was being brushed aside in the rush to address the North’s nuclear weapons program: the charges of massive human rights abuses; the prison camps filled with dissidents; a near complete absence of media, religious and speech freedoms; the famine in the 1990s that killed hundreds of thousands; and the executions of a slew of government and military officials, including his uncle and the alleged assassination order of his half-brother in a Malaysian airport.

Trump also has a history of cutting short foreign trips and walking out of meetings when he feels no progress is being made. That includes a notable episode this year when he walked out of a White House meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer over a government shutdown, calling the negotiation “a total waste of time.”

Associated Press writers Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville in Washington contributed to this report.

Bryan Adams set to release new album ‘Shine a Light’

LINDSAY DUNN | posted Thursday, Feb 28th, 2019

He is a Grammy winner, an Order of Canada recipient and, with over 75 million albums sold, one of the biggest selling Canadian Musicians of all time.

Canadian crooner Bryan Adams has been selling out shows around world for decades, but it was a musical adventure on another stage that helped inspire his highly anticipated new album ‘Shine a Light’, out March 1.

“This album was made at the same time I was making the Broadway musical Pretty Woman.” Adams told CityNews. “So in between the moments I had working on the musical I was shelving ideas for this project, I did it in my spare time.”

The ‘Cut’s Like a Knife’ singer’s music is known across international borders and that’s where he found his latest collaborator, Ed Sheeran.

“We met in Dublin and I sent him the song I was working on. He responded saying he really liked it and then I didn’t hear anything for a couple of days. That’s because Ed doesn’t have a phone so you can’t even call him! Then he sent me an idea in an email and I thought it was just great so we ended up finishing the songs over email”

While Sheeran didn’t sing on the track, Adams has been known to have some high profile artist’s guest star on his albums. For this album he had the help of a woman some know as “Jenny from the block.”

“I recorded the song That’s How Strong Our Love Is, and I finished it and mixed it and thought you know what? This would be a really good song for somebody to sing with me and Jennifer Lopez just popped into my head. So I thought – I am going to ask,” he said. “I sent an email to her manager and they came back and said ‘yeah we would love to do it.’ I’m really glad they did because she sounds really good on it.”

The father of two has adoring fans spanning generations, but when it comes to his own daughters – he’s still is trying to get them into the Bryan Adams fan club. He says there is one word he adds to his songs to make them enjoy it.

“Poo” Adams said with a laugh. “Dad’s music doesn’t really register with them, but occasionally it does when we make it fun. Especially if you change the words and add poo. If you add poo to anything they think it’s funny.”

If you can’t get enough of Bryan Adams, tune in to CHFI on Feb. 28, where he joins the station for an hour to play some of his favourite songs along with tracks from his new album “Shine a Light”.

Wilson-Raybould says she was pushed on SNC-Lavalin; Trudeau disagrees

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Thursday, Feb 28th, 2019

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she came under “consistent and sustained” pressure — including veiled threats — from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office and the finance minister’s office to halt a criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.

Testifying Wednesday to the House of Commons justice committee, Wilson-Raybould said she believes she was shuffled out of the justice portfolio because she refused to give in.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his senior staff, the clerk of the Privy Council and others repeatedly “hounded” her to end the prosecution, she said, and this went on for months after the director of public prosecutions, Kathleen Roussel, rejected the idea of negotiating a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin — and long after Wilson-Raybould unequivocally informed them she would not intervene to override Roussel’s decision.

Speaking to media in Montreal on Wednesday evening, Trudeau said he completely disagrees with Wilson-Raybould and says that he and staff always acted appropriately.

Wilson-Raybould was shuffled out of the justice portfolio in January and resigned from cabinet earlier this month after a story broke that she had been pressured inappropriately to arrange a remediation agreement that would have headed off the prosecution.

“For a period of approximately four months, between September and December of 2018, I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in my role as the attorney general of Canada,” she told the committee.

She said the pressure was exerted on her or her staff by 11 individuals in the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office and the Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s office through approximately 10 phone calls, 10 meetings and numerous emails and text messages. They repeatedly raised concerns about the risks to the company if it were convicted of corruption and fraud in relation to work it sought in Libya.

And she said the fact there was a provincial election in Quebec was a major concern for the Liberal government. A conviction could mean a 10-year ban on federal work for the company, which specializes in civil engineering and construction, and Wilson-Raybould said the government was worried the SNC-Lavalin would move its headquarters from Montreal to London if that happened.

In her testimony, Wilson-Raybould said the decision not to pursue such an agreement was made in September, but she and her staff heard repeatedly from Trudeau’s office and Morneau’s office after that, trying to find ways to help SNC-Lavalin.

She said she was told repeatedly the decision was up to her, but attempts to talk her into a remediation agreement were relentless.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, speaking immediately after Wilson-Raybould’s testimony finished, said Trudeau had lost the moral authority to govern the country and should resign. He also called for a police investigation of Wilson-Raybould’s claims.

Wilson-Raybould’s account of the campaign to change her mind on SNC-Lavalin included approaches from Trudeau, Butts, Morneau’s chief of staff Ben Chin, and the clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick that were directed at her, her chief of staff Jessica Prince, and her deputy minister in the Department of Justice.

Anti-vaccine campaign ‘very concerning,’ says Ontario’s health minister

THE CANADIAN PRESS AND NEWS STAFF | posted Thursday, Feb 28th, 2019

An ad campaign from a group of open vaccine skeptics that briefly dotted some streets in the Toronto area represents a “very concerning” development in the ongoing fight against misinformation, Ontario’s health minister said Wednesday.

Christine Elliott expressed fundamental disagreement with the billboard ads paid for by Vaccination Choice Canada, an advocacy group that describes its mandate as ensuring people are fully informed and educated about immunizations for themselves and their children.

The campaign, which rolled out across more than 50 digital billboards around the city last week featured a rotation of four slogans and direct questions that a group spokesman said aimed to ensure that Canadians are “truly informed” when they consent to getting vaccinated.

The billboards appeared to have been taken down ahead of schedule on Wednesday. Spadina-Fort York Councillor Joe Cressy said the ads were being removed following “overwhelming public concern.”

In a tweet, he commended the sign company for their prompt response and also called for a ban on anti-vaccine ads across the country.

The group’s vice-president, Ted Kuntz, said the company responsible for disseminating the campaign faced pressure from an “unknown” source to remove the ads, saying the move suggests Ontario’s public policy does not support public education.

Elliott disagreed, lamenting the amount of public misinformation on medical subjects, redoubling calls for Ontario residents to get their vaccines and suggesting failure to do so has already had consequences.

“A certain number of people need to be vaccinated in order for it to be effective,” Elliott said after directly criticizing the Toronto-targeted campaign. “It’s not necessarily happening now, and we’re seeing things come forward like tuberculosis outbreaks in certain parts of Ontario, measles outbreaks and so on. So we are going to continue, through the Ministry of Health, to encourage people to have their children vaccinated and to receive regular inoculations themselves.”

Elliott did not offer details on which parts of the province she was referring to.

The billboards at the heart of the campaign are meant to encourage parents to do research before proceeding with immunizations, Kuntz said, adding the group commonly described as “antivaxxers” are in fact former vaccine supporters who have grown “risk-aware” through their own research and experience.

The messages in circulation as part of the campaign were meant to raise questions and spur discussion and deeper research, said Kuntz, who describes himself as the parent of a now-deceased child injured by a vaccine in infancy.

Half the campaign’s messages posed the questions “What are the risks?” and “How many is too many?” The other two came in the form of statements — “Educate before you vaccinate” and “No shots, no school? Not true.”

Dr. Vinita Dubey, associate medical officer of health at Toronto Public Health, described the messages at the core of the campaign as “half-truths.”

Dubey agreed that over-vaccinating children is dangerous, for instance, but said current immunization protocols are safe, evidence-tested and effective in protecting both individuals and broader populations.

She said the same held true for the message challenging vaccination policies in schools. Ontario parents are required to provide vaccination certificates for their children, she said, but noted they also have the option to obtain an exemption for their kids based on medical, religious or philosophical grounds.

“They misrepresent information on vaccines,” Dubey said of the billboards. “This is a common tactic that the anti-vaccine movement uses to try and change people’s opinion on vaccines, and that is our biggest concern.”

Kuntz dismissed Dubey’s characterization, calling common critiques of the group’s messaging “dishonest.”

“A parent can’t decide what is best for oneself and one’s children without adequate information about the benefits and risks. Good products, backed by solid evidence of safety and effectiveness, are not afraid of educated and informed parents,” he said.

The Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement that Canadian parents “rightly have questions about vaccines,” but that the science on the topic is unequivocal.

“Vaccines can prevent infectious diseases that once killed or harmed many infants, children and adults,” spokeswoman Anna Maddison said.

“However, there is a small but vocal anti-vaccination community that spreads false information. They use powerful emotional images and misinformation with their message. This creates confusion and fear for parents who are trying to make the best decisions for the health and wellbeing of their children.”

Timothy Caulfield, a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, said the number of people who are staunchly opposed to vaccines form a very small minority. Their messaging, however, finds an increasingly receptive ear among the 20 to 30 per cent of Canadians who express “vaccine hesitancy,” he said.

Caulfield said science has unequivocally settled the debate, describing a “mountain of evidence” on the pro-vaccination side compared to a “small mound” fuelling the skeptics’ arguments.

But he said anti-vaccination messaging is reaching a wider audience, thanks to both social media and broader political forces that have roiled countries around the world.

“The profile of the ‘antivax’ movement, I think, is connected to this rise in populism and this growing distrust of experts … and our institutions,” Caulfield said. “That gives space to these kinds of views and allows them to flourish.”

Mississauga native attempting to become first female to play U Sports football

DAN RALPH, THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Wednesday, Feb 27th, 2019

Reina Iizuka is Canadian university football’s best-kept secret.

The five-foot-seven, 160-pound defensive back is entering her third year at the University of Manitoba, having been a red-shirted player on the Bisons in 2018.

Red-shirted players, who practise but do not dress for games, usually aren’t in the spotlight. However, it’s a different story for the 19-year-old Iizuka, who is believed to be the first woman to appear on a U Sports football roster.

The well-spoken native of Mississauga applied to Manitoba in 2017, but wasn’t on the roster her first year, working out with the team while she recovered from a knee injury.

Iizuka sees herself as a football player first, but understands how others can consider her a trail-blazer and pioneer in her chosen sport.

“I’m someone who plays the game but I also realize with that will be responsibilitycp,” she said during a telephone interview. “I’m just a player but at the same time I’m that (pioneer) as well.

“It’s something I aspire to be. I don’t think I’m mentally there yet, but I’m working hard to become that.”

Iizuka will be part of the CFL contingent participating in the NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum this week in Indianapolis. Joining her will be Christina Litz, the CFL’s chief marketing officer, Ryan Janzen, the league’s senior director of football operations, Erin Craig (strength and conditioning director for the Saint Mary’s University football program), Andrea Eccleston (equipment/team administrator, University of Saskatchewan) and Kristine Walker (associate head strength and conditioning coach, University Western Ontario).

“Honestly, it’s really humbling because I feel like I’m the baby in the room,” Iizuka said with a chuckle. “There are just so many qualified professional women … and to be in the same place as them, hopefully I can learn a lot.”

Bisons head coach Brian Dobie made it clear Iizuka had earned her spot in his program. That’s quite a statement from the winningest football coach in school history (92-90-1), who is entering his 24th season at Manitoba.

“I didn’t do this to make a political statement that I’m going to be the coach or we’re going to be the program that’s going to give this young woman a chance and be a breakthrough,” Dobie said. “I brought her here because of her drive, passion and determination and she had the skill level and experience to back it up.

“Winning in my job is really important, but more important is the student-athlete experience. We’ve certainly done our share of winning at Manitoba, but I’m proud of the student-athlete experience.”

Dobie, 66, fondly remembers watching Iizuka for the first time while serving as a guest coach at a summer football camp in the Toronto area. Her rapport with Dobie was a key reason she chose Manitoba.

“I was at a tackling drill and there was a player who made two or three impressive tackles in a row,” Dobie said. “I literally turned to one of the coaches I was standing beside and said, ‘Wow, he’s a really good tackler.’

“And he replied, ‘Yeah coach, that guy is a girl.’ So she went to the back of the line and I went over and gave her a coaching tip and we had a brief chat. We talked again at lunch and I was immediately struck by her passion and drive for being the best player she could and taking it as far as she could. She was really impressive.”

Iizuka immediately reminded Dobie of another passionate athlete – his daughter, Caleigh, who was a member of the Manitoba women’s volleyball team that won a Canadian university championship in 2014.

“I’m a coach but also the proud father of a daughter who did everything she could to be the best she could be in her chosen sport,” Dobie said. “I see Reina as a young person who’s trying to do the best she can to be the best she can in her chosen sport.

“The difference? She faces a huge uphill battle because her sport is literally loaded from top to bottom with men.”

The biggest challenges Iizuka faces are physical, given many of her male counterparts are bigger, stronger and faster. But Dobie said Iizuka easily matches her teammates’ work ethic, football intellect and heart.

“She works really hard and does all the right things,” he said. “She sits at the very front of our classroom every meeting, she’s literally in the front row and taking notes.

“I wish all of our guys would be in the front row taking notes, honestly.”

Dobie said the majority of Bisons players are good with having Iizuka aboard. And he has a simple message for the few who might not be.

“She has earned her position to this point as much as anything because of her attitude,” said Dobie, whose program has produced NFLers Israel Idonije and David Onyemata. “Not everyone in our program is a first-team all-Canadian and going to the NFL or CFL.

“We have players who’ll be challenged as they go through their university career to ever start but they’re here because they’re workaholics and have great attitudes. Reina can stand in that room and certainly say, ‘Look, the role I play here is an important role.”

Iizuka played minor football with boys in both Mississauga and Toronto growing up and said she’s never had an issue gaining acceptance from her male counterparts. However, Iizuka often felt she had more to prove on the field.

“Just because I’m a girl, I think some people are going to test you differently,” she said. “I’m tenacious and I think I have a strong mentality … Yes, it’s been difficult but at the same time I’ve really enjoyed the process. I love training, I love studying film and I really love the connections I’ve been able to make with people in the community.”

As for the biggest challenge she’s faced, Iizuka said that’s come from within.

“It was realizing at a young age I could only control what I could control and within that try to optimize all the potential and opportunity in front of me,” she said. “The physical is a given, biologically it’s what it is.

“I realize you have to maximize your gifts and being a female I think I have a different perspective on things. I’m pretty agile and quick but I think liking to learn the game is the strength I have and it’s important to capitalize on that.”

Ultimately, though, it will be up to Iizuka to determine whether she’s able to play for Manitoba. Dobie, for one, isn’t betting against her.

“Oh no,” he said. “The rules say we can dress 50 players at home and we’re going to carry 85 to 90 so you can do the math.

“Can she make her way through that group and get to the top 50? It will be extremely difficult, no question, but she’s overcome a lot just to get here.

“We have this conversation all the time. She’s the first to say she’s a football player and not a woman on the football field. OK Reina, then you have to go prove it. You have to go out there and face all the bullets that are flying around, that’s no different than anybody else.”

Iizuka, for one, believes she has the ability to play for the Bisons.

“Oh, no doubt,” she said. “We have a great team and everyone coming into the program is good enough to play.

“Even if it’s for one game, I see it happening. I guess the worst that can happen is I learn a lot about football and don’t get on the field. At the same time, that’s not bad at all.”

Dobie said Iizuka will have many opportunities to remain in football after her university career is over.

“You could go to 200 football clinics and you wouldn’t learn what you learn in a university program over that four-to-five-year period of time,” he said. “I think Reina could end up having a career where she’s very impactful in the sport of football, I honestly do.

“I think this opportunity affords her the ability to become an expert in the sport of her choosing and should open doors for her to pursue many, many different paths and not discounting the ability to go further as a player but in other areas as well.”

Here we snow again: Toronto and GTA under snowfall warning

NEWS STAFF | posted Wednesday, Feb 27th, 2019

Well, here we snow again.

Toronto and the GTA are under a snowfall warning with a “significant snowfall” in the forecast for Wednesday.

Environment Canada says snow will reach the Golden Horseshoe early in the morning and will continue through the day before ending in the evening.

A special weather statement is also in effect for areas to the north and east of the GTA, including Newmarket, Georgina, Pickering and Oshawa.

As much as 15 centimeters is expected to fall by the time the storm passes — amounts closer to 20 centimeters are possible near parts of Lake Ontario.

“Snow on and off for us today, at times quite heavy, a gusty wind out of the east north east,” 680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor forecasts.

“Snow will taper to flurries and then end around 7 or 8 o’clock this evening.”

The agency said the heaviest snow is most likely to fall this afternoon — which means a messy commute home.

The snowfall warning includes the City of Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Vaughan and surrounding areas.

Pearson Airport is reminding passengers to check their flight status before heading out, as weather-related delays and cancellations are possible.

And this won’t be the end of the winter weather. Taylor said more flurries are expected this weekend.

Toronto’s medical officer of health calls for ban on candy-shaped edibles

MOMIN QURESHI | posted Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2019

Weed has been legal across Canada for nearly six months but Toronto’s medical officer of health is sounding the alarm over cannabis edibles and kids.

The federal government is expected to loop edibles into legalization later this year but Dr. Eileen de Villa is calling for a ban on the sale of ones that look like candy — such as gummy bears and lollipops.

She said other jurisdictions that have candy-shaped edibles on the market, such as Colorado and Washington State, have seen problems, including accidental ingestion.

“They noted that accidental ingestion of cannabis products increased post-legalization and that a significant number of those cases were, in fact, due to products that were appealing to youth and young children, mistaken as just regular candies and in fact were cannabis containing candies,” she said.

De Villa noted that she is in favour of the legalization of marijuana, as well as the introduction of edibles into the market, she just wants there to be certain restrictions.

Toronto’s Board of Health backed de Villa’s concern and voted in favour of asking the federal government to go forward with the ban.

Ontario health transformation bill to be introduced Tuesday

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2019

Ontario is set to introduce legislation Tuesday to transform the health-care system in the province.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there have been changes from a leaked draft version that the NDP revealed late last month.

The draft bill showed that Ontario was planning a health “super agency,” with the proposed legislation allowing the government to roll local health integration networks, Cancer Care Ontario, eHealth Ontario and other government health agencies under that umbrella.

The NDP has warned that language in the draft bill allows for greater privatization in the health system.

But Elliott has said the legislation will not include two-tier care, private hospitals, making patients pay for more services out of pocket, or privatizing services such as long-term care inspections and the air ambulance service.

Leaked government documents show a new model of “integrated care delivery” is being created, called MyCare groups, intended to provide patients with seamless, co-ordinated care and a single team of providers for their care needs.

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