Across the UK a culture of weekend binge drinking is in full swing. In the battle to deal with over a million drink-related casualties a year, mobile medical units, known as 'Booze Buses', are parking up in towns across the country in a bid to ease the pressure on overstretched A&Es. Filmed over a summer in one of Britain's hardest drinking towns Colchester, Essex, this documentary tells the story of one SOS Bus, using a mixture of fixed-camera and observational filming to tell the story of the volunteer paramedics and the patients they end up treating.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Party Paramedics - New Democratic Party - Netflix
The New Democratic Party (NDP; French: Nouveau Parti démocratique, NPD) is a social democratic political party in Canada. The leader of the federal wing of the NDP is Jagmeet Singh, who won the 2017 leadership election. The NDP was founded in 1961 out of the merger of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Provincial wings of the NDP form government in Alberta and British Columbia currently, since 2015 and 2017 respectively. Previously, provincial or territorial wings of the party or its CCF predecessor have also formed governments in Nova Scotia (2009–2013), Ontario (1990–1995), Saskatchewan (1944–1964, 1971–1982, 1991–2007), Manitoba (1969–1977, 1981–1988, 1999–2016), British Columbia (1972–1975, 1991–2001) and Yukon (1985–1992, 1996–2000). The federal and provincial (or territorial) level NDPs are more integrated than other political parties in Canada, and have shared membership. The NDP has often been Canada's third or fourth largest party in Parliament, at times aligning itself with the Liberal Party of Canada, as it did during the minority government of Lester B. Pearson from 1963 to 1968, Pierre Trudeau from 1972 to 1974, and Paul Martin from 2004 to 2006. Following the 1993 federal election the NDP was reduced to fourth place behind the Bloc Québécois, a position it would maintain for most of the next two decades. In the 2011 federal election under the leadership of Jack Layton, the NDP won the second-most seats in the House of Commons, gaining the position of Official Opposition for the first time in the party's history. The NDP then lost 59 seats during the 2015 federal election and fell to third place in Parliament, though it is their second best seat count to date.
Party Paramedics - 2015 Federal Election Platform - Netflix
New Democrats today advocate, among other things: Four years of budget surpluses relying on tax increases on corporations and ending tax breaks for stock options Increasing corporate tax rate from 15% to 17% and lower the small business tax rate from 11% to 9% Create a national cap and trade system to lower greenhouse gas emissions Reopen the constitution and win the unanimous support of the provinces to abolish the Senate Maintenance and expansion of human rights and civil rights, including: gender equality, equal rights for LGBTQIA+ citizens, rights for people with physical and mental disabilities, workers' rights, and Aboriginal peoples' treaty, land, and constitutional rights Promoting Interculturalism and an intercultural understanding of Canada Expanding public health care, including a prescription drug coverage plan costing $2.6 billion over four years Take in 10,000 Syrian refugees immediately and 9,000 per year afterwards Spend $595 million to create $15 per day universal daycare and one million daycare spaces Reinstate the federal minimum wage to give workers in federally regulated industries such as rail and air transportation, banking, and telecommunications a $15 per hour wage Reducing poverty in Canada Social assistance policies that reflects citizens' needs and assist their re-entry to the work force National water safety standards Implementing mixed-member proportional representation Expanding funding for public transportation A foreign policy that emphasizes diplomacy, peacekeeping, and humanitarian aid instead of offensive military action Decriminalizing marijuana
Party Paramedics - References - Netflix