TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath is doubling down on her
fabricated criticism of care at Hamilton General Hospital.
In Tuesday's Leaders Debate, Andrea Horwath smeared her local hospital
and staff, then backtracked, ultimately reversing her story. But
today Horwath repeated the smear, stating the misleading story "was to, I think, illustrate the under resourcing of our hospital sector."
Here is the history of Horwath's changing smear story.
Tuesday, September 27th
Horwath said in the Leader's debate that her son went to the ER with a
fractured elbow, but complained "they didn't do anything... They sent
him home, said it doesn't really need anything, they can't afford a
Wednesday, September 28th - Morning
Wednesday, Horwath changed her story telling the Hamilton Spectator "her
son received an x-ray." So much for not doing "anything."
Wednesday, September 28th - Late Morning
Then she admitted to Toronto radio station CFRB that her son didn't need
a cast in the first place: "My son's fracture was one that, uh, he was
told that he didn't need it to be casted. There's no point in paying
for a cast, is what they said, because none of the bones moved."
Wednesday, September 28th - Later Morning
Under further questioning, Horwath fully retreated saying: "I wasn't
there, so I can't judge that."
Friday, September 30th
Having already admitted she didn't know what happened and that her son was provided with care, Horwath today went on Hamilton's CHML and said "it
was very clearly an example of people being frustrated with our
healthcare system... It was to, I think, illustrate the under
resourcing of our hospital sector."
Is it any wonder CHML's Bill Kelly credited "Andrea for providing the
Ontario campaign with its first Sarah Palin moment."
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