Statement by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath regarding OMA vote

"Health care is the silent crisis of this Liberal government and the crisis continues to grow. Today, it’s clear this Premier has broken the trust of Ontario’s doctors. Thousands of doctors and millions of people across the province see that the Liberals are cutting health care and forcing patients to wait longer. The Liberals have broken trust with doctors, fired nurses, and handed pink slips to hospital workers. Cutting health care is no way to build a better future. 

To start to restore respectful bargaining, the government must reconsider binding arbitration for physicians. Doctors should not be forced to use the Courts to decide such an important issue. Doctors in many other provinces have access to binding arbitration and its time has come in Ontario, too. 

Families need health care we can all count on. New Democrats will work closely with doctors to restore trust and build a stronger universal public health care system for our children and the next generation.”