Niagara West MPP Calls on Ontario’s Wynne Government to “stand up for Niagara” in Budget

News from the Constituence Offce of Niagara West-Glanbrook MPP Same Oosterhoff

Posted April 25th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara West-Glanbrook riding MPP Sam Oosterhoff

In an open letter to Finance Minister Charles Sousa, Ontario PC MPP Sam Oosterhoff, representing the riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook, called on the government to finally stand-up for the Niagara Region in the provincial budget.

The Ontario PCs also echoed these calls in the legislature this April 24th at Queen’s Park. Audio and video of the question is below.

 “My question is to the Minister of Finance. I wrote to the minister last week.

 “Nurses and doctors in Niagara tell me the same sad story. Front-line health care in the Niagara region is a major concern, but this government has cut over 1,500 nursing positions over the past year. In some cases, there is only one registered nurse taking care of over 200 seniors in a long-term-care facility. This is unfair to our nurses, unfair to our seniors and unfair to the people of Niagara.

 “While blaming this situation on funding restrictions, this government keeps wasting money on layers of bureaucracy and duplication of services, which only feed frustration.

 “My question is to the minister: Will this government stop wasting the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars on the growth of senseless bureaucracy, and will this budget invest in the front-line health services that actually serve the people of Ontario?”

Here is audio and video of the question in the legislature: to Minister Sousa. Sam Oosterhoff

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