Ontario’s NPD Leader Continues To Mislead Public On Nurses

“If NDP Leader Andrea Horwathis serious about investing in health care then she should have supported the 2016 budget where we increased health-care funding by $1-billion.”   – Ontario Liberal Caucus

A Shot Back from Ontario’s Liberal Government Caucus

Posted May 12th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath continues to mislead Ontarians with selective and inaccurate information around the nursing sector.Ontario-Liberal-Logo-fullcolour-en

The leader of the NDP is simply wrong: there are more nurses working in Ontario this year than there were last year. A report by the independent College of Nurses of Ontario clearly states: there were almost 3,000 net-new nursing positions in Ontario last year. [Source: College of Nurses of Ontario, 2015]

Since the Liberal government took office in 2003, ‎more than 26,000 nurses – including 11,000 registered nurses – have begun work in Ontario.  And in 2015, the number of nurses employed in nursing in Ontario increased for the eleventh consecutive year. This is a clear, consistent trend line.

“If NDP Leader, Andrea Horwath, is serious about investing in health care then she should have supported the 2016 budget where we increased health-care funding by $1-billion,” said Liberal MPP Eric Hoskins. “That’s a 2.1% increase this year – greater than the rate of inflation.” 

Read a related story, posted in Niagara At Large on May 9th, 2016, on NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s call for a “moratorium” on cuts to nurses in the province by clicking on https://niagaraatlarge.com/2016/05/09/ontarios-ndp-leader-calls-for-moratorium-on-wynne-governments-cuts-to-nurses/ .

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4 responses to “Ontario’s NPD Leader Continues To Mislead Public On Nurses

  1. The Ontario Liberal government has become synonymous with lack of credibility on pretty well everything, especially on healthcare. Niagara residents know exactly how much faith to put in this press release.
    Tell us another one, Kathleen.


  2. Hospitals are closing sections because there is no funding available to the hospitals.. Private clinics are taking the funds that should be going to the hospitals. Private clinics are providing a service however they are doing this service with a “profit first” structure. Because the government is funding the private clinics it claims to be funding health care.
    The government should funnel all funds through the hospitals which in turn pays the clinics for the services provided. In this way, the hospitals can continue to provide the services and not have to lay off staff.


  3. I have absolutely no TRUST in anything this Liberal so called government has to say or do about anything pertaining to the citizen welfare in this have not province….The number of nursing job lost in the province of Ontario Is well over 1500 during the past year alone and this is evidenced by the ONA who it would seem have a better knowledge of the happenings than the INDEPENDENT college of Nurses who are it seems just advertising for business…I recently spoke with my very angry family Doctor who has little trust in anything the last few Ontario Liberal Ministers of Health says or does and I assume that includes the Deb Matthews


  4. Sheila Krekorian RN BScN

    An increase in the “numbers” of nurses and numbers of “positions” do not correlate directly into addressing health care need “need”. “Working” doesnt mean working at the bedside. New positions may be part time or casual. The data provided is all smoke and mirrors.

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