November's crazy letter of the month goes to Saskatchewan's Jackie Lukey in today's Leader Post (sorry, subscriber only). In this letter, Jackie defends a failed resolution at the most recent NDP convention that would ban private MRI clinics in Saskatchewan AND ban doctors from even looking at MRI results purchased privately in other provinces.
Here's a taste:
Would we think it appropriate for teachers calling themselves "business people as well as teachers" to have the same attitude? Perhaps they could own the classroom pencil sharpener and charge people to use it, while at the same time determining when it needed to be used. How long would it take the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation to discipline such a person? How long would it take the public school board to fire them?
And why would doctors want to cross the line from being well-paid, hard-working heros and respected community leaders to being overpaid exploiters of the public?
You can't make this stuff up.