Statement by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath responding to Liberal health care re-announcement
“This is a re-announcement of exactly what is in the Budget. It doesn’t do anything new to improve health care and it doesn’t put a single new dollar into addressing the $3.27 billion hospital repair backlog.
Rather than fixing health care, this Liberal Government will say, do, or re-announce anything to try and win the Scarborough-Rouge River by-election. What will they re-announce next?
New Democrats believe families in Ontario deserve high-quality health care, not more Liberal press releases. Liberal health care decisions have led to hospital overcrowding across Ontario. Ignoring basic maintenance as they have means risks to the health and safety of patients and healthcare workers, buildings that aren’t up to code, or equipment is at risk of ‘Imminent Breakdown.’
Ontarians deserve so much better.”