A Message from the Green Party of Ontario
Posted August 31st, 2022 on Niagara At Large
Healthcare in this province (of Ontario) is in crisis.
And while hospitals across the province struggle with staff shortages and ER closures, Doug Ford has $25 billion committed to building new highways, including Highway 413 and the Holland Marsh Highway – two projects that will pave over prime farmland, threaten local food supply, destroy natural habitat and increase carbon pollution.
The Premier needs to get his priorities straight. Tell Doug Ford to Invest in Healthcare Not Highways.
Currently, Ontario’s per-capita spending on healthcare is the lowest in all of Canada. Imagine the massive, positive impact all those highway billions could have in shoring up our hospitals and giving healthcare workers decent wages and benefits.
It’s time for the Ford government to prioritize your health over more destructive sprawl
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More highways will not do much to end air pollution. What we need is more affordable, easily accessible, public transportation and a requirement for cars on the highway to have more people in them per ride. Health care, meanwhile, is in decline in Ontario. Private nursing homes did not do so well during COVID, invalidating your contention they are a better alternative to what we have now.
Do a better job. Less corporate welfare and more into public health will go a long way to making things better. Profits take away from health dollars. Spend better and expand staffing. Private health care did not fare as well as non-private in the most recent crisis. Why do you expect they will do better in the future? Surely, you are not looking for a job in the private sector just yet. Or, do you see the writing on the wall?- Gary Screaton Page