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Making decisions about how healthcare money is spent is not easy. You might not like the fact that certain drugs costs aren't covered by the provincial government. But what would you do if you had to juggle the spending sheets, and make the decisions yourself?
A professor in St. John's believes it would actually make a big difference if regular citizens could have some say as health policies were being developed. Roger Chafe is the director of Pediatric Research at Memorial's school of medicine.
The Environment Network:
The federal government has delivered a potentially fatal blow to the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network. It's pulled the plug on core funding. The Environment Network is an umbrella organization for about forty other environmental groups across the province. So there will be a significant impact if it does wind up closing its doors. Chris Hogan is executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network. He joins me now.
RADIO NOON CROSSTALK:
When it comes to food sensitivities, do restaurants do enough to accommodate people's dietary restrictions? Ramona's guest is chef Kathy Jaeger of The Hungry Heart Cafe.