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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #100 on: January 19, 2017, 07:29:56 »
My private insurance? :rofl:

Looks like they call it,

Comprehensive Medical Care Services

Ambulance Services

Emergency ground and air ambulance services, as the clinical situation and availability dictate. With prior approval, patient transfer by ground or air ambulance is included. Inappropriate ambulance use may result in cost recovery action.
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-health-services-benefits-drug-coverage/comprehensive-medical-care.page#ambulance-services

At $45, even without private insurance, urban and rural Ontario residents have it pretty good compared to other provinces.

In Saskatchewan, per-kilometre charges can put single rides over $1000.

•a basic call “pick up” rate ranging from $245 to $325;
a per kilometre rate for rural residents to transfer into larger centres;
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/emergency-medical-services/ambulance-services#road-ambulance
"The province also charges $2.30 per kilometre for rural ambulance trips."

I have out of province / country emergency medical insurance as a retirement benefit. If you don't have it, it may be worth considering.
Ambulance bills in the US can be horrendous.

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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #101 on: January 19, 2017, 14:39:24 »
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I have out of province / country emergency medical insurance as a retirement benefit....



As an occasional taxpayer in Ontario, and federal taxpayer..... you're welcome.
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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #102 on: January 19, 2017, 16:50:01 »
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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #103 on: January 19, 2017, 20:29:22 »
As an occasional taxpayer in Ontario, and federal taxpayer..... you're welcome.

My cheques are signed by, The Treasurer, City of Toronto. 

We ran into a lot of "I pay your salary" types on the job. 

Some of the most strident were from out of town.  :)






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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #104 on: January 21, 2017, 12:42:45 »
The City of Toronto doesn't get any money from the Province of Ontario, and the Province of Ontario doesn't get any money from the Government of Canada?

(Money is fungible.)
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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #105 on: January 21, 2017, 13:01:39 »
The City of Toronto doesn't get any money from the Province of Ontario, and the Province of Ontario doesn't get any money from the Government of Canada?

ok. You pay my salary / pension.  :)
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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #106 on: January 26, 2017, 17:10:17 »
Correct about contributions to the funds from which salaries are paid.

Wrong about whether I care what the public employee does with his salary any more than the guy who takes tickets at the theatre.
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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2017, 18:19:03 »
Wrong about whether I care what the public employee does with his salary any more than the guy who takes tickets at the theatre.

Nobody cares how we spend our salary. As long as you don't drive a better car than they do.  :)

How we spend our time - their time, as some see it - is a different story.

I'll try to explain the difference between a Member of Service ( MOS ) and a ticket taker.

The ticket taker answers only to ticket buyers, only within the theatre.

The MOS working a 12-hour shift trying to enjoy a tasty treat between calls - with a portable radio on their hip - answers to Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer.
ie: Everybody, from who knows where who ever paid a sales tax.

I assume most people are entitled to breaks while at work? We aren't.
Heaven forbid the MOS cuts to the front of the line to save time. Or the concerned citizen taxpayer sees you get a discount.

And, when that ticket taker leaves the theatre. That's it for them.

Our little theatre never ends. Not really. I've been retired close to eight years, and still get neighbours phoning, "Can you come right over?" or ringing my doorbell for help. I've actually been called in the middle of the night to lift neighbours - who all pay property tax to the city - back into bed.
 


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Re: City
« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2017, 00:57:59 »

. . .

And, when that ticket taker leaves the theatre. That's it for them.

Our little theatre never ends. . . . .

Get over yourself!  While there may be a wide delta in the consequences of error (or misconduct) between a POS oops, sorry, MOS and the barely above minimum wage ticket taker, both are paid according to their skill set, have accepted the working conditions of their unique environments and should be prepared to be held to account appropriately for lapses in either performance or conduct.  It matters not (or at least it shouldn't) that the employer of one is a public entity and the other is a private enterprise.  Both are frontline workers providing goods and services to the public.  Just like the ticket taker, when that public employee clocks out at end of shift he is no longer expected to provide services to the public and his pay cheque reflects that.  As for you being beset upon by your neighbours seeking a strong back and weak mind, well, either you're a very nice guy or you decided to settled in a neighbourhood populated with assholes.
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Re: City
« Reply #109 on: January 27, 2017, 06:51:20 »
Get over yourself!  While there may be a wide delta in the consequences of error (or misconduct) between a POS oops, sorry, MOS and the barely above minimum wage ticket taker, both are paid according to their skill set, have accepted the working conditions of their unique environments and should be prepared to be held to account appropriately for lapses in either performance or conduct.  It matters not (or at least it shouldn't) that the employer of one is a public entity and the other is a private enterprise.  Both are frontline workers providing goods and services to the public.  Just like the ticket taker, when that public employee clocks out at end of shift he is no longer expected to provide services to the public and his pay cheque reflects that.  As for you being beset upon by your neighbours seeking a strong back and weak mind, well, either you're a very nice guy or you decided to settled in a neighbourhood populated with assholes.

First off, after having myself been scolded myself for being rude your post is for sure along the same lines.  At no time was his post aggressive or meant to look down upon anyone.  It was his attempt to explain the difference and POV.   

As for the meat of your post, if we (Members of service) are of higher of higher value and necessity to society and we should be treated as such.  If not then I expect you will get the same level of delivered service in return.

When a person steps forward to act in the service of his fellow man that should be treated as something different and special and should be appreciated by the society they have chosen to serve. 

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Re: City
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2017, 08:34:41 »
First off, after having myself been scolded myself for being rude your post is for sure along the same lines.  At no time was his post aggressive or meant to look down upon anyone.  It was his attempt to explain the difference and POV.   

As for the meat of your post, if we (Members of service) are not of higher of higher value of necessity to society and we are to be treated as such then you will get the same level of delivered service in return.

When I person steps forward to act in the service of his fellow man that should be treated as something different and special and should be appreciated by the society they have chosen to serve.

Guess I didn't do a very good job of it.   :)

You sort of get used to the "I pay your salary" types after a while. It is an attempt to vent frustration and intimidate.

It tends to put the MOS on the defensive. You handle it by ignoring it. Any response will appear as unsympathetic or rude and may be used to file a complaint.
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Re: City
« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2017, 09:00:45 »
Guess I didn't do a very good job of it.   :)

You sort of get used to the "I pay your salary" types after a while. It is an attempt to vent frustration and intimidate.

It tends to put the MOS on the defensive. You handle it by ignoring it. Any response will appear as unsympathetic or rude and may be used to file a complaint.

My apologies there was a "not" in my post that should not have been there...
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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2017, 14:10:46 »
>As for the meat of your post, if we (Members of service) are of higher of higher value and necessity to society and we should be treated as such.

It's an occupation.  It's not of higher value and necessity to society than pulling food out of the sea or the land, or resources out of the ground or the forests, and it's a darn sight less hazardous.

The idea that some people deserve special treatment on the basis of what they do - particularly if they are able to do what they do because they were born with the proper (and most definitely un-earned) aptitudes - is never going to get anything from me except a cold stare of disgust.

I don't understand why public servants are so sensitive about the "taxpayers pay your salary" thing.  Of course they do.  And everyone who works to provide a service is a servant of those served - serve, service, and servant are not derogatory terms.
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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2017, 15:49:03 »
>As for the meat of your post, if we (Members of service) are of higher of higher value and necessity to society and we should be treated as such.

It's an occupation.  It's not of higher value and necessity to society than pulling food out of the sea or the land, or resources out of the ground or the forests, and it's a darn sight less hazardous.

The idea that some people deserve special treatment on the basis of what they do - particularly if they are able to do what they do because they were born with the proper (and most definitely un-earned) aptitudes - is never going to get anything from me except a cold stare of disgust.

I don't understand why public servants are so sensitive about the "taxpayers pay your salary" thing.  Of course they do.  And everyone who works to provide a service is a servant of those served - serve, service, and servant are not derogatory terms.

There is nobody who doesn't have to supply service.  Even Vladimir Putin.  When he stops supplying adequate service he can expect to find himself in the trunk of a car.  The Donald may be giving the world the opportunity to discover that the American Presidency is NOT an imperial presidency.  Ultimately he will get his budget and authority from Congress and his limits from the Courts.   Both Putin, and Trump, like Trudeau, serve those who give their consent to being governed. 

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Re: City-state provinces in Canada? Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver
« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2017, 16:18:42 »
It's an occupation.  It's not of higher value and necessity to society than pulling food out of the sea or the land, or resources out of the ground or the forests, and it's a darn sight less hazardous.

Not to disagree, but very few jobs are recognized as Public Safety Occupations ( PSO ) ( or POS  :) ) by our federal government.
None of those fall into that category.

The idea that some people deserve special treatment on the basis of what they do

Whether it is fair, or unfair, my guess is that the average taxpayer does not particularly care who pulls their dinner out of the sea.

It - early retirement for certain occupations, for example - is not "special treatment" or a luxury or a perk.

I serve my clients. 

So did I.

I was not referring to clients / patients.

I don't understand why public servants are so sensitive about the "taxpayers pay your salary" thing.

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