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CKMS Community Connections for 15 July 2019

Show Notes

15th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park poster

WR Nonviolence Day In The Park

  • When: Saturday, 20 July 2019 from Noon to 5:00pm
  • Where: Roos Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener Map
  • Web: https://wrnonviolence.org/
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  • Every year WR Nonviolence invites all community groups, social justice agencies, peace organizations, and everyone else to enjoy a quiet, peaceful, nonviolent Day In The Park. There are kids’ games, music, and information booths along the walkway to enjoy as you learn about a nonviolent way of living.

Calendars

Music List

  • 0h00m29s: Would You CareFog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h04m09s: Ramblin’ — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h10m12s: One Of A Kind Things — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h13m05s: High Maintenance Love — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h17m23s: Steady Rollin’ Man — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h22m37s: She’s Alright — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h25m44s: The Best ThingElectric Youth
  • 0h31m33s: Runaway — Electric Youth
  • 0h33m00s: Innocence — Electric Youth
  • 0h36m46s: Room with a ViewGreg Cameo
  • 0h41m08s: Yes CanadaMichael St. George
  • 0h44m17s: Far Off on the HorizonWinter Wilson
  • 0h49m41s: Still Life in the Old Dog Yet — Winter Wilson
  • 0h59m40s: Andata (Electric Youth Remix) — Ryuichi Sakamoto (Electric Youth )
  • 1h00m17s: So Radical!Sunrise in the Desert
  • 1h03m25s: PeaceTammy Tuesdayz
  • 1h06m54s: Fete — Tammy Tuesdayz
  • 1h10m36s: Push — Tammy Tuesdayz
  • 1h19m40s: Brain TrustColour Tongues
  • 1h20m33s: Temper — Colour Tongues
  • 1h23m35s: Feel Right — Colour Tongues
  • 1h27m14s: Southbound — Colour Tongues
  • 1h29m57s: Aurora — Colour Tongues
  • 1h41m00s: BygonesChladny
  • 1h41m51s: Punk Musik — Chladny
  • 1h46m02s: Retention — Chladny
  • 1h50m01s: Where You Gonna Sleep TonightDan Moxon
  • 1h53m29s: Streetlights — from the Atelier Elektro album by Ametrom
  • 1h58m08s: FiveGolden Grey

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-15.mp3 (166 MiBytes, 2h00m43s, episode 16)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

Into the Void – July 12th 2019

Tonight is the sixth show in my “Only listen once a day or your brain will be destroyed” series. This show will feature the strange, the eclectic, the avant garde.  Avant-garde music is music that is considered to be at the forefront of experimentation or innovation in its field, with the term “avant-garde” implying a critique of existing aesthetic conventions, rejection of the status quo in favor of unique or original elements, and the idea of deliberately challenging or alienating audiences

10 pm!

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

Past Episodes

or Subscribe to my podcast feed to receive my show as soon as I upload it!

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Check out my music at www.deafbydesign.ca

See you in the Void!

CKMS Community Connections for 8 July 2019 with Sam Nabi

Sam Nabi

Sam Nabi wasn’t available today, so we pre-recorded his interview on 3 July 2019. But through the miracle of recorded sound, it’s as though he was right in the studio!

Show Notes

Gaukel Greenway

Where is the Gaukel Greenway?

Map showing a green line along Gaukel Street from Victoria Park to City Hall
Gaukel Greenway

The Tweet that rocked the community:

More Tweet Sweetness:

Contact:

Side Hustle Shuffling

KWPeace Calendar

Newsletters, articles and events for Kitchener-Waterloo’s Peace and Social Justice activists. See the full calendar at http://kwpeace.ca/

Music List

  • 0h00m29s: Zizkov NightsAmetrom from the “Atelier Electro” album
  • 0h04m19s: Europe — Ametrom
  • 0h54m46s: Galactic Breakdown — Ametrom
  • 1h00m16s: GrouchTR/ST from the “Destroyer” album
  • 1h03m50s: Side Hustle Shuffle — Sam Nabi from the Late Convert album
  • 1h35m52s: Remember When — Sam Nabi
  • 1h40m39s: Godspeed — The Contortionist from the Clairvoyant CD
  • 1h46m02s: MomentaAURAS from the Binary Garden album
  • 1h59m24s: In The Back WoodsFog Blues and Brass Band

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-08.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m55s, episode 15)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

Sam Nabi — Gaukel Greenway

(starts at 9 seconds)


Download: ckms-community-connections-Sam Nabi — Gaukel Greenway.mp4 (862 MiBytes)

Sam Nabi — Side Hustle Shuffling


Download: ckms-community-connections-Sam Nabi — Side Hustle Shuffling.mp4 (551 MiBytes)

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Into the Void – July 5th 2019

Tonight is the fifth show in my “Only listen once a day or your brain will be destroyed” series. This show will feature free form psychedelic music from around the world!

10 pm!

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

Past Episodes

or Subscribe to my podcast feed to receive my show as soon as I upload it!

https://radiowaterloo.ca/category/shows/into-the-void/feed

Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/deafby

Check out my music at www.deafbydesign.ca

See you in the Void!

CKMS Community Connections for 1 July 2019 with Sophia Kudriavtsev, Kaiha, and Mo Markham

On Canada Day we talk about colonialism and settlement in Turtle Island, the students’ School Strike for Climate, and Kitchener-Waterloo VegFest. Our guests are Sophia Kudriavtsev, who’s been leading the School Strikes, Kaiha, an 11-year-old student who’s been speaking at the School Strike rallies in Toronto and the Nation Rising rally in Ottawa, and Mo Markham, organizer of KW Vegfest.

Sophia Kudriavtsev at the microphone
Sophia Kudriavtsev
Kaiha at the microphone
Kaiha
Mo Markham in the studio
Mo Markham

Show Notes

Fridays For Future

Kitchener-Waterloo VegFest

  • Where: Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall Map 2
  • When: 11:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday, 6 July 2019
  • Web: KW Vegfest
  • Facebook: KW VegFest – Home
  • Other groups:
    • Extinction Rebellion
    • Ontario Plant-based Student’s Association

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-01.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m57s, episode 14)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage


YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 1 July 2019

Video of radio works when there are interesting guests

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

Into the Void – July 28th 2019

Tonight is the fourth show in my “Only listen once a day or your brain will be destroyed” series. This show will feature mind melting music from the modern era.

10 pm!

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

Past Episodes

or Subscribe to my podcast feed to receive my show as soon as I upload it!

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Check out my music at www.deafbydesign.ca

See you in the Void!

CKMS Community Connections for 24 June 2019 with Brian Doucet and Sandee Lovas

Jeff Stager and Bob Jonkman interview Brian Doucet, the Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Social Inclusion at the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning joining us for the second time, and Sandee Lovas, an activist with Alliance Against Poverty with us for the first time to talk about the ION/LRT, gentrification, housing, and free transit.

You can hear Brian’s previous interview on our 13 May 2019 show.

Brian Doucet at the microphone
Brian Doucet

Show Notes

Brian Doucet’s articles in The Record:



Sandee Lovas at the microphone
Sandee Lovas

Article in The Record on Sandee Lovas’s imminent eviction:



Sandee’s delegation to Waterloo City Council on 27 May 2019:

Sandee Lovas writes that Grand River Transit should have free transit for an entire month:

…and another reader advocates for free transit too:

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-06-24.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m49s, episode 13)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

Three in-studio pictures of guests Brian Doucet and Sandee Lovas, and hosts Jeff Stager and Bob Jonkman.

Brian Doucet and Sandee Lovas at their microphones
Brian Doucet and Sandee Lovas
Bob Jonkman, Jeff Stager, and Brian Doucet in the studio at the microphones
Bob Jonkman, Jeff Stager, and Brian Doucet
Bob Jonkman and Jeff Stager at the microphone
Bob Jonkman and Jeff Stager

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

Into the Void – June 21st 2019

Tonight is the third show in my “Only listen once a day or your brain will be destroyed” series. This show will feature music for the mind from the UK

10 pm!

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

Past Episodes

or Subscribe to my podcast feed to receive my show as soon as I upload it!

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Check out my music at www.deafbydesign.ca

See you in the Void!

CKMS Community Connections for 17 June 2019

There were no guests in the studio, so we have two solid hours of new Canadian Content music today.

Music List

  • 0h00m27s: Amsterdam Cypher instrumentalKriswontwo
  • 0h02m49s: Far Away instrumental — Kriswontwo
  • 0h06m20s: DTDT instrumental — Kriswontwo
  • 0h10m31s: LiesAmy Gabba and The Almost Famous
  • 0h13m16s: The Distance — Amy Gabba and The Almost Famous
  • 0h15m44s: Revolution — Amy Gabba and The Almost Famous
  • 0h18m29s: Turn It UpBree Taylor
  • 0h21m18s: Ginger Bread ManEl Sancho (Eric Carpenter)
  • 0h24m51s: Chud King Flow — El Sancho (Eric Carpenter)
  • 0h28m25s: Hush Mode — El Sancho (Eric Carpenter)
  • 0h31m56s: Simple Little Song (Hard Times)Jessa
  • 0h35m18s: FreedomLady Jay
  • 0h38m46s: JuiceboxLaika
  • 0h42m04s: What Makes YouPOLARITY
  • 0h46m41s: Lovers Rock Hall of FameStreet Pharmacy
  • 0h50m22s: Lightbulb – Official VideoTroy Kokol
  • 0h53m43s: Nothing’s Bothering MeJUST BECAUSE
  • 0h57m25s: Surfin’ bird — JUST BECAUSE
  • 1h00m30s: RelapseThe Contortionist
  • 1h06m40s: Return to Earth — The Contortionist
  • 1h12m36s: A Heart So HeavyThe Sun Harmonic
  • 1h16m22s: MistakesTitus Calderbank
  • 1h19m48s: Could Have Done Better — Titus Calderbank
  • 1h23m29s: RunningTobey Kai
  • 1h27m03s: Keep Coming BackTower of Dudes
  • 1h29m50s: I’m Offended — Tower of Dudes
  • 1h32m41s: Scary Monsters — Tower of Dudes
  • 1h38m03s: Old Man Writes Tunes — Tower of Dudes
  • 1h40m37s: Paranoid Delusions — Tower of Dudes
  • 1h43m37s: CatchingUp — Tower of Dudes
  • 1h46m56s: Metal is King — Tower of Dudes
  • 1h49m51s: Make A MoveTre Mission
  • 1h53m39s: Stone Cold HustleTye Dempsey
  • 1h56m39s: No Name instrumental — Kriswontwo

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-06-17.mp3 (173 MiBytes, 1h59m58s)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

Into the Void – June 14th 2019

Tonight is the second show in my “Only listen once a day or your brain will be destroyed” series. This show will feature Krautrock

10 pm!

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

Past Episodes

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Check out my music at www.deafbydesign.ca

See you in the Void!

CKMS Community Connections for 10 June 2019 with Surekha Shenoy

CKMS Community Connections has another two hours of new Canadian music, community events, and an interview on “Women In Politics” withe Surekha Shenoy of the Waterloo Region Women’s Provincial Liberal Association.

Show Notes

You can see events on the KWPeace Community Calendar at http://kwpeace.ca/eventslist/

Surekha Shenoy at the microphone
Surekha Shenoy

Surekha Shenoy

The interview with Surekha Shenoy starts at 1h11m50s.

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-06-10.mp3 (164 MiBytes, 1h59m28s)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage!

YouTube: Community Connections for 10 June 2019
Radio — with real people inside!

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

Lloyd Schmidt & Carolina Miranda – In Conversation with Rashmi

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Race Director, Lloyd Schmidt from Run Waterloo is an avid runner for over 40 years, began directing races in 1987 and has a reputation for organizing quality events, a long history of race innovation, and a dedication to the community. A family effort since conception, the organization is dedicated to building a strong, healthy, and connected community in Waterloo Region through the sport of running and the attitude of giving back. The Waterloo Classic is Waterloo Region’s oldest and largest 10k Race. The Father’s Day tradition that began in 1978 is still going strong, bringing families and the running community in general together for a fun summer morning

My second guest, Carolina Miranda is an Educator and one of the main organizers of the first Waterloo Region Women’s March in 2018. She is the creator and co-founder of Feminine Harbor and a social profit that promotes education, storytelling and the arts by women in order to foster female leadership and created the LIGHT Stories.
She immigrated to Canada from Brazil in 2003 and has since grown new roots in the Waterloo Region, one of the most dynamic ecosystems in Canada for culture, and technology. In 2004 she was one of the very first ensemble actors for the internationally acclaimed theatre company, The Multicultural Theatre Space.
She is a writer, and some of her most recent essays and poetry can be found in the “Anthology of Social Justice and Intersectional Feminisms”, organized by Dr. Katrina Sark, and which officially launched on International Women’s Day 2018 in Victoria, BC. A single mother of two incredible girls who inspire her daily to become not only a better person but to leave behind a better world. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are not just aspects of her job, but how she authentically lives her relationships with direct family ties to four different countries: Canada, Brazil, The Basque Countries (Spain) and The Dominican Republic
Carolina will sit down with me as we chat about her work, her role as a mom and her dedication to do more for women not just in our community but for women across.

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Into the Void – June 7th 2019

Tonight is the first show in my “Only listen once a day or your brain will be destroyed” series. This show will feature the origins of Psychedelic music.

10 pm!

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

Past Episodes

or Subscribe to my podcast feed to receive my show as soon as I upload it!

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Check out my music at www.deafbydesign.ca

See you in the Void!

CKMS Community Connections for 3 June 2019 with Kate Crozier, Charlene Le Duc, and Aleksandra Petrovic Graonic


On Monday, 3 June 2019 Yenny Stronge and Bob Jonkman interviewed Kate Crozier from Community Justice Initiatives, Charlene Le Duc of the Summer Lights Festival, and Aleksandra Petrovic Graonic, Executive Director of the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region. In between we managed to play some brand new Canadian Content music!

Show Notes

Kate Crozier
Kate Crozier

Kate Crozier, CJI

The interview with Kate Crozier starts at 00h10m50s.



Summer Lights Festival logo

Charlene Le Duc, SLF

Charlene Le Duc calls in at 00h47m58s

The Summer Lights Festival happens in Downtown Kitchener on Saturday, 8 June 2019 from 8:00pm to 1:00am.



Aleksandra Petrovic Graonic
Aleksandra Petrovic Graonic

Aleksandra Petrovic Graonic, SDCWR

Aleksandra Petrovic Graonic joins us at 01h04m50s.

All meetings take place at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 23 Water Street, Kitchener. Map Enter at the doors on Duke Street.

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-06-03.mp3 (110 MiBytes, 2h00m15s)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage!

YouTube: Community Connections for 3 June 2019
This is the anti-radio — all pictures, no sound!

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

Davor Cvijic & Dave Tidd – In Conversation with Rashmi

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In Conversation with Rashmi, brings you early Father’s Day special with stories of two proud and strong dad’s who will share the paths that transformed them into who they are today. Tune in Saturday, June 1st, 9AM (EST) on @ckms102.7fm
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With a wife who was 5 months pregnant and an almost two-year-old, life was incredibly busy in the Tidd household, they didn’t have time for a brain tumour, however it quickly consumed their lives. From having told he could be home within 3 days and back to work in a few weeks, to spending 6 weeks in hospital before he was able to go home. Followed by months of rehab and radiation therapy to treat the remainder of the tumour and then heading back to work after 7 months, Dave Tidd will share his toughest journey, the challenges and the warning signs that he didn’t really pay attention.
Today almost 5 years later, he still faces challenges with day to day activities that we all take for granted

Imagine having the freedom to move without restriction
Imagine having the confidence to move without hesitation or injury
Imagine having a strong and mobile body with ‘bulletproof’ joints
Imagine being able to MOVE STRONG

A single and proud dad to a 14 year old daughter who he says is an absolutely incredible human being to begin committed to helping build better humans through nutrition, strength and movement. Davor Cvijic believes we have created environments for ourselves that while comfortable, have in many ways cost us our mobility. One of the main areas of focus in the Move Strong method is to create mobile bodies that allow you the freedom to move in the way humans were designed to move

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Into the Void – May 31st 2019

Tonights show features some of my favourite Psychedelic music from Down Under!

10 pm!

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

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or Subscribe to my podcast feed to receive my show as soon as I upload it!

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Check out my music at www.deafbydesign.ca

See you in the Void!

CKMS Community Connections for 27 May 2019 with Cait Glasson, Tim Louis, Riani de Wet and Jim Stewart

On the way into the Radio Waterloo studio I dropped into the Spectrum Community Space to see if someone would like to talk about the tri-Pride festival. Cait Glasson was there, and KW jazz musician Tim Louis was too! They both joined us in the first hour, and in the second hour we spoke with Riani de Wet and Jim Stewart from the Waterloo Region Health Coalition.

Show Notes

Cait Glasson at the microphone
Cait Glasson

Cait Glasson

The interview with Cait starts at 05m25s.

 

Tim Louis at the microphone
Tim Louis

Tim Louis

Tim Louis joins us at 26m23s.

  • Terry Fox: On The Road is a CD released by the Wilmot Terry Fox Run (WTFR) to raise funds for the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research. Information about the CD is available from http://wilmotterryfox.ca/ontheroad. Please contact the Wilmot Terry Fox Run for details or to order a CD. Mail order is not available, but the WTFR will deliver orders in person within Wilmot. Nigel Gordijk (Wilmot Terry Fox Run Co-organizer) can be reached at wilmotterryfoxrun@gmail.com and +1‑519‑569‑9551.
  • Concert Schedule

    • Sunday, 9 June 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
      Prelude Picnic & All That Jazz
      at “From the Potting Shed”, 11261 Dundas Street South, Cambridge
    • Wednesday, 10 July 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
      Rockin’ it at Rockway
      Rockway community centre Kitchener
    • Friday, 19 July 2019 at 7:30pm
      Waterloo Jazz Festival
      Uptown Waterloo, Ontario
    • Sunday, 21 July 2019 at 7:00pm
      Rockway Gardens
      Kitchener
    • Saturday, 27 July 2019 from 11:00am to 1:30pm
      Terry Fox Concert
      St George’s Anglican Church, 3 Byron St, Wilmot
    • Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 7:00pm
      Castle Kilbride
      Wilmot

 

Jim Stewart and Riani de Wet at the microphone
Jim Stewart and Riani de Wet

Riani de Wet and Jim Stewart

The interview with Riani de Wet and Jim Stewart from the Waterloo Region Health Coalition starts at 1h03m34s.

Many thanks to Riani and Jim for the extensive interview. They have provided their briefing notes:

Briefing Note

May 23, 2019

List of Cuts, Closures, Restructuring

& Major Health Policy Changes to Date

 

  • Cut OHIP+ so families with sick children will have to seek private coverage first and pay deductibles and co-payments. (June 2018)
  • Cut planned mental health funding by more than $330 million. (July 2018)
  • Canceled all new planned overdose prevention sites. (autumn 2018)
  • Cut funding to the College of Midwives of Ontario. (December 2018)
  • Cut funding for the dementia strategy.
  • Let surge funding run out for hospital overcrowding. Surge beds are now closed without replacement, despite overcrowding crisis. (Fall/Winter 2018/19)
  • Cut and restructured autism funding. (Winter 2018/19)
  • Set overall health funding at less than the rate of inflation and population growth, let alone aging. This means service levels cannot keep up with population need. (2019 Budget)
  • Set public hospital funding at less than the rate of inflation. This means real dollar (inflation adjusted dollar) funding cuts and serious service cuts. (2019 Budget)
  • Introduced Bill 74, which gives sweeping new powers to the minster and Super Agency to force restructuring of virtually the entire health system. (February/March 2019)
  • Municipalities revealed Ford government plan to cut and restructure ambulance services, down from 59 to 10. (April 2019)
  • Leaked document reveals plans to cut half a billion dollars in OHIP services. On the chopping block are sedation for colonoscopies, chronic pain management services and others. Plans will be made this spring/summer. (April 2019)
  • Cut OHIP funding for residents travelling out of Canada. (May 2019)
  • Cut 44 positions at the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) –provider of video medical services — which previously employed 265 people. In other words, 1 in every 6 telemedicine staff positions are being cut. The official dollar figure has not yet been released, but, OTN received $42 million in provincial funding 2017-18, nearly all came from the Ministry of Health. (May 2019)
  • Set 2019 land ambulance grant funding at less than the rate of inflation. This means real dollar cuts to ambulance services. The City of Toronto has calculated the value of these cuts to amount to $4 million for Toronto alone. (April 2019)
  • Plans to reduce the number of Public Health Units from 35 to 10. Cut 27%, or $200 million, of provincial funding for public health. Toronto Public Health has been particularly hard-hit. The city of Toronto has calculated the cuts to amount will amount to $1 billion over a 5-year period. Ford government disputes these figures. (April 2019)
  • Cut more than $70 million from eHealth’s budget. (May 2019)
  • Cut almost $53 million from the Health System Research Fund, a fund dedicated to research relevant to provincial policy and health-care system restructuring. (May 2019)
  • Cut $5 million in annual funding for stem-cell research at the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine. (May 2019)
  • Cut $24 million in funding for artificial intelligence research from the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence as well as the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. (May 2019)

Serious Threat of Health Privatization

In Bill 74 the Minister of Health has given herself and the Super Agency vast new powers to order and otherwise force the privatization of most of our health care services. Opposition parties have asked direct questions about private surgery clinics bidding to close down and take over our local hospital services and neither the Premier nor Health Minister will say that they will not privatize. In documents being circulated from municipalities, Ford’s plans may include privatization of parts of ambulance services. In the leaked documents from the Ontario civil service in February, plans were revealed to privatize eHealth, laboratories, air ambulance, long-term care inspections and other services. At no time, under questioning by media and opposition parties, will this government clearly promise not to hand over ownership of our public health care services to private for-profit corporations. The signs of impending privatization are serious.

Ambulance Cuts/Restructuring

Ford’s plans, revealed by municipalities, include cutting the number of local ambulance services from 59 to 10 as well as the number of local dispatch services. These cuts will be particularly devastating to rural and smaller communities which are already suffering from a shortage of services. The Ford government’s restructuring plan does not address any of the causes of too-long EMS response times;  it does not ameliorate services even where there is evidence of significant need. The current EMS system in Ontario was created by Mike Harris’ restructuring in the 1990s. The evidence from that round of restructuring is that costs grew dramatically post-restructuring. Ford’s plans for further centralization of ambulance services and cuts also threaten to deepen inequalities between rural and urban communities:  “Cutting and centralizing the ambulance services down to ten giant regions means that smaller rural and northern communities will be lesser priorities and risks their service levels,” warned OHC executive director Natalie Mehra.

An EMS vision-Ontario 2050 Report came out after the 2018 provincial election, penned by owners of a private, for-profit, ambulance company. The report set out a map towards privatization of land ambulance services. It suggested Ontario could “save” $200 million by consolidating over 50 provincial paramedic services into only 10, run by a single Commission. The fact that the government announced that 59 provincial paramedic services will indeed be consolidated into 10 as the report suggested has led to concerns that the privatization of EMS services is part of Ford’s agenda. The report has also mentioned a plan to reduce the number of Public Health Units from 35 to 10 – a plan that is being implemented by the Ford government.

Public Health Cuts/Restructuring

Severe cuts amounting to almost one-third of provincial funding for public health threaten vital local services including food and water safety, infectious disease tracking and prevention, immunizations, prenatal training and safety, overdose prevention, safe needle and biohazard programs and many others.

 

In the 2019 Provincial Budget it was revealed that the Ford government plans to cut provincial funding for Public Health by 27 per cent and cut the number of local Public Health Units from 35 to 10. In early May, the government made public their plans for the closures/takeovers/mergers of local public health units. There has been no public consultation on this major change even though municipalities match provincial funding for public health, thereby providing half of public health funding. Municipalities were not consulted, public health experts including nurses and doctors who specialize in public health were not consulted, nor were affected communities or Ontarians who fund and rely on Public Health services. The plans that have been revealed to date follow here. In response to pressure, the Ford government is now saying that these are not finalized. However, there is no public process, no written plan that measures or mitigates the impact on the people of Ontario, no plan for consultation, no clear timeline. In fact, no normal processes for public health care planning are being followed whatsoever.

 

The following will be the results of the planned takeover/mergers/closures of Public Health Units if they are forced through by the Ford government: 

  • Middlesex London Health Unit, Southwestern Public Health Unit, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit and Lambton Public Health Unit will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering 1.3 million people.
  • Bruce Grey Health Unit, Huron County Health Unit and Perth District Health Unit will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering 300,000 people.
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts, Algoma Public Health, North Bay-Parry Sound District Health Unit, Timiskaming Health Unit, Porcupine Health Unit, and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering 625,000 people.
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Northwestern Health Unit will will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering 228,000 people.
  • Waterloo Public Health Unit, Halton Public Heath Unit, Peel Public Health Unit, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Units will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering 2.94 million people.
  • Hamilton Public Health Services, Niagara Region Public Health Unit, Brant County Health Unit, and Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering1.4 million people.
  • Ottawa Public Health Unit, Eastern Ontario Health Unit (Prescott-Russel, Cornwall), Smith Falls Health Unit, and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering 1.6 million people.
  • Peterborough Public Health, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit, Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit, and Durham Region Health Unit will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering 1.2 million people.
  • York Region Public Health and Simcoe County District Health Unit will be forced into a single regional Public Health Unit covering 1.7 million people.
  • Toronto Public Health will serve 2.9 million people.

Overall Cuts/Restructuring

The Ford government is now clearly embarking on the most aggressive and radical health care restructuring that Ontario has ever seen. Previous large-scale restructuring in Ontario undertaken by the Mike Harris government involved province-wide hospital restructuring, including hospital mergers and closures of dozens of local hospitals. It ultimately did not reduce administrative costs as was promised. In fact, it cost $3.9 billion. That is $3.9 billion, according to the Provincial Auditor General, to cut $800 million from public hospitals. The restructuring costs were made up of laying off staff, moving buildings, renovating and rebuilding, re-hiring staff, renaming services, re-doing letterheads and communications systems and so on. The evidence is indisputable that those cost were lost to health care and were never recouped. Moreover, restructuring led to for-profit privatization and new user fees for an array of services. The costs were never recovered and many of the current problems that we face in health care can be traced back to the last two rounds of restructuring.

 

Bill 74  – Most Radical Restructuring in our Province’s History

 

In the last few months plans have been revealed that expose the Ford government’s intent to undertake the most radical health care restructuring in our history. Bill 74, the so-called “People’s Health Care Act” has been passed through the Legislature by the majority Ford MPPs against strong opposition. It does not improve a single health  care service. What it does is create one mega-merger of 20 agencies into a Super Agency and give extraordinary restructuring powers to the government. This new law launches restructuring for hospitals, long-term care, home care, community mental health and addictions, community care, cancer care, palliative care, labs, eHealth, air ambulance, community health centres, home care, non-profit primary care and more. The Health Minister has revealed her plan is to restructure 1,800 health service providers down to 30 – 50 conglomerates. That’s not all though. In the Provincial Budget, plans to cut Public Health by almost 1/3 of provincial funding (27%) and reduce Health Units from 35 to 10 were revealed. Then, municipalities revealed the Ford government’s plans to restructure ambulance services from 59 down to 10.

 

 

Sweeping new powers to force mega-mergers, transfer services from one community to another, close services, privatize services

The new law gives sweeping powers to the Minister and the government appointees in their new Super Agency to force through mergers, mega-mergers, amalgamations, transfers of services, closures of local services, and entire closures of service providers. In five separate areas in the legislation these restructuring powers enable the government, its appointees, and health service providers to transfer our public and non-profit health care services to for-profit companies.  Already for-profit hospital companies are making bids to take over surgeries in London Ontario.

 

Unfettered powers to force health care providers to restructure, close, privatize

The legislation allows the Minister and the government appointees that run their new Super Agency the power to order, direct and coerce (using their funding power) local providers of service to comply with these restructuring edicts and pressures. It does this in multiple sections of the legislation. In most of these sections there is no fetter on these extraordinary powers and no public process. It takes away any last

vestiges of local control over health care. They can close a hospital with the stroke of a pen, move a service to another town or close it entirely, order the privatization of all labs or all surgeries, for example. It is truly shocking.

 

No public interest protections, no appeals, no access to information, no clear rulings: worst ever

There are no public interest protections in the legislation. There is no public notice at all for most of the sections that give new restructuring powers. There is minimal public notice in one section. There is no right to appeal anywhere in the legislation. There is no public access to documents anywhere in the legislation. The new Super Agency is not subject even to the conflict of interest rules of the Ontario Public Service. There are no principles to guide restructuring. There is no requirement that any one, not the Minister, not the Super Agency, no one, actually measure and plan to meet population need for health care, protect any local health services at all, ensure that patients have access to care,  worry about the workforce that will be subject to massive upheaval. There are no procedural protections whatsoever.

Who’s Who:

A primer on Doug Ford’s insiders and the pro-privatization forces

in government

 

Charles Lammam, formerly of the extreme right wing Fraser Institute, is now the Director of Policy (2nd highest staff position) in the Health Minister’s office. The Fraser Institute has spent years trying to dismantle Canada’s social programs and one of their prime targets is health care. The Fraser Institute has been funded by the American Koch brothers (funders of the Tea Party) among others.

 

Shelly Jamieson, one of Ford’s appointed board members of the new Super Agency, is the former president of Extendicare, a for-profit long-term care home giant. She was on the Mike Harris government’s Restructuring Commission that ordered the closure of >40 hospitals and thousands of hospital beds. After this she moved to Extendicare which gained from the subsequent expansion of long-term care. Now she is on the new Super Agency, this government’s health restructuring board.

 

Elyse Allan is on the board of Brookfield Assets Management and the right-wing pro-privatization C.D. Howe institute and was recently on the pro-corporate Board of the Conference Board of Canada, the Chamber of Commerce and more.

Other board members include people from banks and private corporations including Real Estate Investment Trusts and others with direct interest in health care privatization.

In July, Doug Ford appointed Rueben Devlin, former president of the Ontario Conservative Party to be the Chair of a new Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care & Ending Hallway Medicine and Special Advisor on Ending Hallway Medicine. The positions come with a $348,000 per year salary for the Conservative stalwart who was president of the party during the Mike Harris era during which the government spent $3.9 billion closing and merging hospitals in an attempt to cut $800 million from their budgets. That was the most radical restructuring of public hospitals in the country’s history at time. Rueben Devlin is also the former CEO of Humber River Hospital where he presided over the closure of three hospitals. The three were replaced with one privatized P3 hospital at an eye-popping $1.76 billion due to the exorbitantly expensive P3 financing and privatization model. In so doing, Devlin closed down a hospital in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the city. The new P3 hospital did not have enough capacity to serve its population and last fall the former Liberal government reopened one of the closed-down sites in order to deal with patients waiting on stretchers in hallways for care.

Gordon Campbell: Not only does he have an abysmal record on financial matters, but the former B.C. Premier, whom Doug Ford appointed to lead Ford’s fiscal inquiry in Ontario, is perhaps the biggest enemy of public health care in Canada. It is now apparent that Campbell’s model of health cuts and privatization may be the model that Ford is copying here. Campbell set the stage for the biggest growth in for-profit privatization of hospital care in Canada, private clinics in BC openly charge patients thousands of dollars in violation of the Canada Health Act as a direct result of his policies, he cut and closed local hospitals, systematically appointed pro-privatization health board people, fired thousands of hospital support staff and privatized their services. He routinely supported private for-profit interests in pharmaceutical policy and health care against the public interest. The extreme right-wing Fraser Institute loves him, but his record on finances is terrible. Not only did he do all these terrible things in health care, he wiped out a $1.5 billion surplus he inherited when he took government, then went on to post the largest deficits in the B.C.’s history up to that time, and added $20 billion to the province’s debt.

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Dana Marie & Andrea Taplin – In Conversation with Rashmi

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Dana Marie from Dana Marie Music believes that music is another language that we can not only express ourselves, but also learn about ourselves. It can energize & calm at the same time, build confidence, creativity, social skills, memory, emotional & physical development, and language. She has released two full length independent albums as a Christian Pop Artist & has travelled across Canada performing & leading worship at many churches. Currently, she is involved at her home church & teaches from her home studio in Kitchener, Ontario

After 12 years in a toxic workplace Andrea Taplin reached a whole new level of unhealthy. She struggled with weight, depression & anxiety all her life. She changed her focus & life style completely to transform herself physically & mentally. In 11 months she lost 100 pounds 90% through nutrition & was able to reduce her medications from 10 pills to 4 pills. Today she feels empowered, stronger, more fit & healthy both physically & mentally. She has learnt to push past her comfort zone & started her own business called The Health Equation as well as joining an amazing wellness clinic called Encompass Health & Wellness. She also experienced the loss of a dear friend to suicide & regrets if only she had shared her story. Today she shares her experience so she could reach out to others just like her that need a little help

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Into the Void – May 24th 2019

Tonight is going to feature some of the best Stoner Rock Europe has to offer.

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CKMS Community Connections for 20 May 2019 with Senator Kim Pate

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  • 0h22m00s: New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale
  • 0h35m00s: Waterloo Region Electric Vehicle Association (WREVA)
  • 0h44m35s: Theatre on the Edge Presents: The Benefit Show for the Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Honourable Kim Pate, Senator for Ontario

The Honourable Kim Pate

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Victoria Nicholas – In Conversation with Rashmi

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After a series of major & very difficult life events, she found herself addressing some serious mental health & nutritional needs in her life. A profound journey of consciousness found herself drawn to birth work, nurturing & supporting families. I am very excited to introduce you my next guest Victoria Nicholas from Victorian Wellness, a Doula who has an extensive knowledge with pregnancy, nutrition, fitness & pelvic muscle care in pregnancy & birth. Also a placenta specialist who loves aromatherapy, herbs & natural way of living. She began her Doula training in 2014, and supported many families over the years with birth & postpartum care. Those who know Victoria say she is nothing less than spectacular, a gifted listener and they felt safe, calm and more confident with her around.

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Into the Void May 17th 2019

Tonight’s show features independent music from Canada

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CKMS Community Connections for 13 May 2019 — Brian Doucet and Matt White

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On the CKMS Community Connections for Monday, 13 May 2019 Yenny Stronge and Bob Jonkman spoke with Brian Doucet, Canada Research Chair in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo in the first hour, then in the second hour with Matt White, the Artistic Director at Green Light Arts.

Show Notes

Brian Doucet
Brian Doucet

Brian Doucet

Brian Doucet is an Associate Professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, and the Canada Research Chair in Cities. He came to talk to us about gentrification and the LRT, but our conversation wandered a little.

The interview with Brian starts at 14m00s.

  • 14m00s: Part One
  • 37m07s: Part Two



Matt White
Matt White

Matt White

Matt White is the Artistic Director for Green Light Arts, which is putting on the play Guarded Girls from now until 19 May 2019.

  • Tue. Wed 14, 2019 | 7:30pm
  • Wed. May 15, 2019 | 7:30pm
  • Thurs. May 16, 2019 | 7:30pm
  • Fri. May 17, 2019 | 7:30pm
  • Sat. May 18, 2019 | 2:00pm
  • Sat. May 18, 2019 | 7:30pm
  • Sun. May 19, 2019 | 4:00pm

Venue:
The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick St
Kitchener, ON

Tickets: https://greenlight-arts.eventastic.com/

The interview with Matt starts at 1h13m30s.

  • 1h13m30s: Part One
  • 1h34m40s: Part Two
  • 1h58m44s: Part Three

KW Peace Calendar

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Kaleena Schultz – In Conversation with Rashmi

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Every day is a chance to start again. We are not defined by our mistakes or missed opportunities. There are things that I wish I could have done differently, or that I could take back. I’m not perfect, but there is grace. It is there with me in my coming and going…everyday. When I sleep and when I wake. My past is for yesterday and my present shapes the future. Today, I choose grace.
I’m amazed that I can look back at where I was, even just a year ago, and see a huge difference in my self-confidence and perseverance”
Being true to herself and sharing her honest experiences so someone else will feel encouraged, Kaleena Schultz will tell it all…. In Conversation with Rashmi

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Into the Void May 10th 2019

Tonight’s show features alternative music from California! Another groovy trippy night in the VoiD! Be sure to tune in!

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