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Federal Election 2019

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

It is the role of the federal government to set the national direction for health care, providing both funding and national standards to ensure quality care for all… The federal government should ensure that people across Canada can access the same quality of public health care. It’s also time to adopt a public, universal pharmacare program and a national seniors’ care strategy.

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Ottawa willfully discriminated against First Nations children. Silence is no longer an option

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Greater numbers of Canadians are beginning to see the overwhelming evidence of federal government discrimination against First Nations children and are demanding action… Enough is enough… Now is the time for a comprehensive plan.

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Ontario’s top judges slam Ford government over cuts to legal aid

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Ontario’s most senior judges delivered a rare public rebuke Tuesday of the Ford government’s cuts to legal aid funding… Critics had already said that for years the legal aid system has been underfunded, resulting in individuals being turned down for assistance as they made too much money to qualify, yet also did not make enough to hire their own lawyer.

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Ottawa willfully discriminated against First Nations children. Silence is no longer an option

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Greater numbers of Canadians are beginning to see the overwhelming evidence of federal government discrimination against First Nations children and are demanding action… Enough is enough. After 112 years, Canada’s piecemeal approach to equity is a proven failure. Now is the time for a comprehensive plan.

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Is giving parents money directly the best approach to child-care funding?

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

… decentralizing the provision of child care by giving money directly to parents provides the advantages of competitive consumer markets: greater choices, innovation in staffing, various facility types, and more flexible hours and modes of care. // … giving money to parents won’t create more safe, high quality licensed child care… [which] most parents would choose if it was better funded to make it more available, affordable and designed to meet their needs.

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PC MPP who referees Ontario’s legislature wants to see better behaviour

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Speaker Ted Arnott singles out “repeated and contrived standing ovations” in the legislature’s daily question period, noting they “do not lead us to a higher standard of parliamentary decorum.” … “No question is enhanced by a gratuitous personal insult, and no response is elevated by the dismissive avoidance of a legitimate issue raised…

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Ford’s slogans aren’t fixing health care

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

This past June was the worst June on record for hospital overcrowding since the province began collecting statistics in 2008 to track so-called “hallway medicine.” … the immediate needs of Ontario’s home care system, long-term care homes and hospitals are largely being ignored while the government focuses on a much-publicized but little-understood overhaul of health care.

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Public Health Agency of Canada announces funding to support mental health of adults on the autism spectrum, caregivers

Friday, September 6th, 2019

The Public Health Agency of Canada recently announced it has awarded a strategic fund to Autism Ontario to launch Mental Health Matters, a mental health program for adults on the autism spectrum and their caregivers that will be delivered in partnership with CMHA Ontario, McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART), SAAAC Autism Centre and the York ASD Partnership.

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Election 2019: The home stretch for universal, public pharmacare

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Only a universal, public pharmacare program would ensure that everyone in Canada can access the medications they need. Instead of adopting half-measures and band-aid solutions, it’s time to reform our broken system. Pharmacare is a key missing piece of Canada’s public health care system. This much-needed new program would save money and save lives.

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Ontario may be out of gas pump stickers, but Joe Moed has lots of his own

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

“Basically I went out and rage-bought 5,000 stickers,” Moed said, adding that he feels the Ford government’s stickers tell “half the story” by not including information about rebates that go hand in hand with the federal carbon levy. “It’s a lie by omission. It’s misleading and I wanted to take some direct action against it,” he said.

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