On This Date In History....



    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ -

    September 24, 1927: The Maple Leafs are born when Conn Smythe changes the
name of the NHL's Toronto St. Patricks to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    September 24, 1986: Former Lieutenant-Governor John Black Aird releases
his report into conflicts-of-interest among cabinet ministers in David
Peterson's government. The Ottawa Citizen reports, "Perhaps the only
potentially damaging revelation involved Colleges and Universities Minister
Gregory Sorbara, who failed to disclose indirect holdings in 28 companies and
appointed his brother to manage his blind trust."

    September 24, 2003: Dalton McGuinty makes another promise to the people
of Ontario...

    
        "Ontario Liberals will take action to tackle Peterborough's doctor
        shortage..." (Ontario Liberal Party press release)
    

    The release goes on to say, "Peterborough County is short 5 family
doctors, which means about 8,000 people have no family doctor."
    After four years of a Dalton McGuinty government the doctor shortage in
Peterborough County has grown by 420% - from a shortage of 5 doctors to a
shortage of 26 doctors.
(www.health.gov.on.ca/english/providers/program/uap/listof_areas/gp_ladau.pdf)
. According to Dalton McGuinty's calculations, that would mean the number of
people without a family doctor in Peterborough has grown from 8,000 to 41,600.
    In 2003, Dalton McGuinty said there were about 1 million people in
Ontario without a family doctor. After four years that number is now 1 million
adults and 130,000 children who don't have a family doctor.
    Dalton McGuinty's promise to take action to tackle Peterborough's doctor
shortage...it's one more promise that he was quick to make, but failed to
keep.





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