Premier Visits Expanded Montfort Hospital
OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Premier Dalton McGuinty today visited the
expanded Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, which the last PC government
attempted to close.
"The last PC government did its best to close Montfort down," said
McGuinty. "Today, we're standing here because, together, we fought to
keep it open and because, in the years since, we've doubled its
McGuinty also reiterated the Ontario Liberal Plan to invest in the
creation of the Orleans Family Health Hub, help fund the major
expansion of the Ottawa Heart Institute and work with Montfort as they
continue their leadership role in serving the health-care needs of
The Harris-Hudak PCs closed 28 hospitals, tried to close Montfort
Hospital and fired 6,200 nurses. Now the Hudak PCs have a $14 billion
hole in their platform that would mean deep cuts to health care. The
last NDP government cut medical school spaces and helped create a
provincewide doctor shortage. Now the Horwath NDP platform doesn't
address the big challenges we're facing in health care.
"Based on their previous record, both the PCs and NDP would make the
same mistakes again by closing down hospitals and cutting the number of
doctors and nurses in the province," said McGuinty. "Only the Ontario
Liberals have a serious plan to continue moving forward, together, on
health-care services and infrastructure."
"After eight years of rebuilding Ontario's public health system,
families need strong leadership and a strong team that will protect the
progress we've made," said Community and Social Services Minister
Madeleine Meilleur. "Only Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals have
a plan to make Ontario the healthiest place in North America in which
to grow up and grow old."
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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