Why is it the community has to find out the facts of what is happening in their community through a national newspaper, instead of from those elected or appointed to boards?
This is all information taxpayers are entitled to, instead of a pat on the head and a brush off by "THOSE IN POWER"
I am talking about the column by Christie Blatchford in the Montreal Gazette about the longstanding issues at the Mel Lloyd Family Health Team.
Both the Mel Lloyd FHT in Shelburne and the Humber River FHT in northwest Toronto recently have seen clashes between administrators allegedly trying to bring standard governance procedures to the FHT boards, followed by a round of firings and staff or board member resignations.
The Mel Lloyd FHT, where board directors have twice resigned en masse and where staff turnover reached 51 per cent last year, now faces two wrongful dismissal suits from a former executive-director and a former administrator.
One of the suits, which seeks $800,000 in damages, alleges some of the doctors had been lured to the FHT by promises they could work part-time hours but be paid full-time.
....auditors found that two board members, including one of the FHT physicians, were in a conflict of interest.
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada/Blatchford+Health+model+could+open+abuse/6758523/story.html
NOT sure when those in power are going to realize the old boys network is over as are the days of backroom secret meetings outside of real meetings and withholding information on local boards, committees and Councils.
If this information can be printed in a newspaper, why in the hell couldn't it be issued in a press release from the Mel Lloyd Family Health Team Board?
And why would it take citizens to contact the Ministry and NOT the Board? You know, those ones put in place to protect the public and taxpayer money.
I hope Pat gets every penny in her lawsuit because frankly she seems the only one with integrity in this entire situation.