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Sound Off -- June 2, 2014

Certification is a good thing

In response to the Sound Off dated May 24, regarding health care aide training being a waste of money — I would like to clarify a few things: It absolutely does mean something to be certified. Speaking from experience, certification from an accredited institution means that you have received a quality education and have met national standards to provide care to all people throughout their lifespan. Your commentary makes me wonder if you are in this field for the right reasons, as you seem to equate the positive effects of the health care aide role with money. What about the moral obligations to take care of the elderly in our community, not to mention the care, compassion and knowledge to work safely with a diverse population? I do know that graduates of the Assiniboine Community College Comprehensive Health Care Aide program have been successfully hired throughout the health region with the recognition that they are certified. Lastly, there are many uncertified health care aides that would love to have the opportunity to become certified, not for the additional $2/hr, but to be recognized for the exceptional care that they provide.

It is my belief that government should keep out of our beliefs

Comments on the Liberal party directive infer that it is only the Catholic church that disagrees with Justin Trudeau. Truely, all Christians, followers of Jesus Christ, are directed to follow God’s laws. Trudeau is trying to separate God and state not church and state. Abortion and same sex marriage, etc. are also opposed by Muslims, Sikhs, Buddists, Hindus and many other religions. Within these religions there are small segments that do not agree with this but they are very tiny. Governments have no business messing in the morals and beliefs of its citizens.

I’m getting tired of paying

When I bought my home (not given to me) I didn’t expect to get help from the government to do repairs and normal maintenance on it. I think that the administration on the reserves should take some steps to see that some of the money they get goes to maintenance of the properties provided to them and not expect the taxpayers to forever hand out money for this. Take some responsibility for your own situation.

Here’s my two cents worth

With respect to the Brandon University’s $48-million budget (mostly taxpayers’ dollars)/ I am no professor on economics or anything but I think I read somewhere, the best thing to increase enrolment is to not go on strike every three years. That would be my suggestion. That might help change your economic woes.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 2, 2014

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Certification is a good thing

In response to the Sound Off dated May 24, regarding health care aide training being a waste of money — I would like to clarify a few things: It absolutely does mean something to be certified. Speaking from experience, certification from an accredited institution means that you have received a quality education and have met national standards to provide care to all people throughout their lifespan. Your commentary makes me wonder if you are in this field for the right reasons, as you seem to equate the positive effects of the health care aide role with money. What about the moral obligations to take care of the elderly in our community, not to mention the care, compassion and knowledge to work safely with a diverse population? I do know that graduates of the Assiniboine Community College Comprehensive Health Care Aide program have been successfully hired throughout the health region with the recognition that they are certified. Lastly, there are many uncertified health care aides that would love to have the opportunity to become certified, not for the additional $2/hr, but to be recognized for the exceptional care that they provide.

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Certification is a good thing

In response to the Sound Off dated May 24, regarding health care aide training being a waste of money — I would like to clarify a few things: It absolutely does mean something to be certified. Speaking from experience, certification from an accredited institution means that you have received a quality education and have met national standards to provide care to all people throughout their lifespan. Your commentary makes me wonder if you are in this field for the right reasons, as you seem to equate the positive effects of the health care aide role with money. What about the moral obligations to take care of the elderly in our community, not to mention the care, compassion and knowledge to work safely with a diverse population? I do know that graduates of the Assiniboine Community College Comprehensive Health Care Aide program have been successfully hired throughout the health region with the recognition that they are certified. Lastly, there are many uncertified health care aides that would love to have the opportunity to become certified, not for the additional $2/hr, but to be recognized for the exceptional care that they provide.

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