Universal health care supporters from several Ontario communities, including Sudbury, Scarborough and Brampton rallied and made a special mail delivery to Conservative MP offices on March 31, the national day of action to save public health care.
It’s been a year since the Conservative government killed the Health Accord with the provinces. Since then, under a new plan for federal health funding Ontario has seen a $319 million funding drop.
With a public health care system that is already dangerously overstretched, the federal Conservative’s plan an estimated $36 billion in cuts over a ten year span. This will mean longer wait times and less care for patients.
Under the new scheme Ontario will get $13.95 billion less for health services over the next ten years. That’s equal to 3,475 fewer hospital beds, or 23,253 fewer registered practical nurses (RPNs) every year for ten years.
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