I found myself yelling at my car radio this morning… twice in fact and both times in disbelief at what I was hearing. However, the story about the number of kids being taken American emergency rooms because of accidental overdoses just about had me driving off the road. Who leaves oxycodone, sleep aids or valium in a place that children can reach? I hide everything from Tylenol to cold medication to nail polish in my house because of that fear. A good friend always says you need a license to be a parent and in this case I agree. The increase in hospital visits up 28 percent from 2001 to 2008. Not only is there a concern that the more the drugs are in the home the easier it will be for children to access them, but the fact that they’re more common in a household should be just as concerning.
The other story had to do with the Swiss Air crash in 1998 and the investigator who thinks it was more than an electrical fire that brought the plane down in Peggy’s Cove. There was a clip of a Liberal MP going on with indignation in his voice about how the government owes it to Canadians to look into this latest allegation. Give me a break! The Liberals were in power when the plane went down and were in power for another five years after that. No need to get nasty about an investigation that should have happened years ago. Let’s just get it done, so that the victim’s families know what happened or didn’t happen.
To me it’s elementary …I’m Sandra Watson.