QUEEN'S PARK, March 20 /CNW/ - The first two days of the spring session
have shown that John Tory's Conservatives have a new rallying cry - more
recklessness! Yesterday, John Tory's Conservatives demanded "more" money
towards (for-profit) health care and education. Today, John Tory's
Conservatives called investments in (public) health care and education
This leads to 10 questions for John Tory's Conservatives:
1) Is it "reckless" to invest in expanding transit in Toronto,
Mississauga, Brampton, York Region and Durham?
2) Is it "reckless" to hire over 6,700 new teachers for our classrooms?
3) Is it "reckless" to expand medical school spaces by 23% so that more
Ontarians have family doctors?
4) Is it "reckless" to invest in over 5,400 new nursing positions?
5) Is it "reckless" to create 15,000 new child care spaces?
6) Is it "reckless" to build new hospitals and new schools?
7) Is it "reckless" to invest in new, clean windmills?
8) Is it "reckless" to invest in more surgeries so that wait times are
9) Is it "reckless" to double student aid and offer direct grants to
1 in 4 students?
10) Is it "reckless" to hire water inspectors and meat inspectors?
"John Tory can't have it both ways. You can't ask for more money every
day and then vote against those investments and call them 'reckless'," said
Deputy Premier George Smitherman. "What is truly reckless is to try and cut
$2.5 billion out of health care - and that's John Tory's plan."
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