TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ -Tim Hudak's PCs will have to cut health
care in order to make up for the $14 billion in unfunded promises and
tax cuts in their election platform.
"We've seen these guys before, and the first place they cut is health
care," said Deb Matthews, Ontario Liberal candidate for London
North-Centre. "They did it before and they'll do it again."
Tim Hudak was there when Mike Harris vowed not to cut health care. But
together, they didn't just cut - they took out an axe.
28 hospitals closed
Thousands of nurses fired
Pregnant women sent to Buffalo to give birth because there were no beds
Emergency Rooms sending ambulances further away because they couldn't
handle more patients
Cancelled monitoring ER Redirect hours because they didn't want the
public to know just how bad it was
Capped home care hours and fired local health care champions who stood
in the way
Stopped inspecting long term care homes
Removed standard for at least one bath per week for residents of long
term care homes
Left over 1 million Ontarians without a family doctor
Ushered in private, for profit clinics to fill the void for MRIs and CT
Refused to screen babies for more than 2 diseases at birth
"One of the reasons I ran for office was to stop Tim Hudak and his
friends from cutting the health care my family and neighbours depend
on. The PCs will take us backwards with health cuts. Only Ontario
Liberals have a serious plan to strengthen health care for all of us,"
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party: Ontario Election 2011
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Ontario Liberal Media Office
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