Doug Ford Led Ontario’s Health System Into a ‘State of Crisis’ in 2022

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

PressProgress has repeatedly shown the efforts of Doug Ford’s government to cut healthcare funding and privatize parts of the system… Despite surging cases and reports of overwhelmed EDs, the Ford government’s 2022 Fall Fiscal Update offered no new healthcare funding… [however] the re-elected Progressive Conservatives pledged to help private healthcare companies find new ‘opportunities’ within the healthcare system.

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Doug Ford Quietly Reduced Education Spending By Nearly a Billion Dollars Last Year

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

For the past decade, real per-student funding has been cut in virtually every year,” Walton told PressProgress… In the first three months of 2022 alone, the Ford government cut $373 million dollars from education,” Walton said. “This cut is the equivalent of 6,594 education workers that should be in Ontario classrooms – or one full-time and one part-time staff person per school.”

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Don’t Listen to Big Pharma Lobbyists: Universal Pharmacare Would Be Good for Workers and Good for Business

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

… the average Canadian employer providing drug coverage would save $750 per year per employee under universal pharmacare… a universal pharmacare plan could save Canadian businesses as much as $14 billion annually because such a plan “would eliminate much of the cost of health-care plans that business owners pay to cover employees.” … “employers, free from soaring premiums, could pay employees better or reinvest in their businesses.” … [and] save Canadians $4.2 billion in annual prescription costs.

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