How many doctors do you pay with a $3 billion cut?



    TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - John Tory continued to demonstrate his weak
judgment today with a pledge for more doctors coming on the heels of his
pledge to rip $3 billion out of health care.
    We've seen this movie before. The Harris Tory party pledged to increase
services while cutting taxes and balancing the budget. They wound up closing
hospitals and left behind a $5.6 billion deficit.
    Only Ontario Liberals have delivered results for Ontario families and
have the plan to keep Ontario moving forward together.

    
              Ontario Liberals                      Harris Tory Party

    -  500,000 more Ontarians have a       -  Left Ontario with a severe
       family doctor, with a plan to help     doctor shortage, more than
       500,000 more                           doubling the number of
                                              underserviced communities
    -  8,000 more nurses, with a plan to
       hire another 9,000 new nurses       -  Fired over 6,000 nurses after
                                              comparing them hula hoops
    -  23% expansion in medical schools,
       with a plan for 100 additional      -  Put roadblocks in the way of
       spaces                                 international medical graduates

    -  100 hospital construction projects  -  Closed hospitals, putting 28 on
       underway                               the chopping block

    -  Measuring wait times, and bringing  -  Refused to measure wait times,
       them down, with a plan to expand       closed Emergency Rooms
       to Emergency Rooms and children's
       surgeries                           -  Only tested newborns for 2
                                              genetic disorders
    -  Testing newborns for 27 different
       genetic disorders                   -  No plan to recruit doctors

    -  Created HealthForceOntario with a
       mandate to plan for medical human
       resources and recruit doctors
    

    It takes a positive plan to help Ontario families, not more weak judgment
from John Tory.





For further information:

For further information: Ben Chin, (416) 961-3800 ext. 412,
ben_chin@ontarioliberal.ca

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