“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.
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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