Category Archives: Brickbats & Bouquets

Better than sleeping under bridges?

The majestic equality of the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread. ~ Anatole France That equality, however, doesn’t appear to extend to sentencing. While Conrad Black whiles … Continue reading

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Children of the Revolution II

I just had to add this link as a follow up to my Children Of The Revolution  post.   I somehow missed this article about Tyler Thompson the Barhaven teen who raised $2,400 for the Ottawa Mission which, with matching … Continue reading

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Children of the Revolution

I was feeling a bit discouraged this morning after scanning the news and trolling the various cybernooks and crannies that I troll for this stuff.  Far too many candidates for Brickbats.  I desperately needed to throw a Bouquet. And there … Continue reading

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Free Market Medicine … Working for the homeless?

From the LA Times: Hospital accused of dumping L.A. homeless woman to pay $125,000 fine March 18, 2011 | 7:30 am Four years after an Inglewood hospital allegedly dumped a woman with chronic lung problems at a West Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Rule Brittania (Brickbat)

When the Westminster city council met to debate a new bylaw to end the annoying and unsightly problem of homelessness by outlawing it,  I like to think the debate went something like this. “Are there no prisons?”, asked Scrooge. “Plenty … Continue reading

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Health Without Homes? (Bouquet)

For 20 years Dr. Jeff Turnbull has been a tireless advocate for Ottawa’s homeless citizens and their right to quality medical care.  He was one of the founder of Ottawa Inner City Health.  In 2007 he was awarded the Order … Continue reading

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