April 13, 2019
On April 11th the Ford Government released their 2019 provincial budget. We’ve crafted a response highlighting areas of significant concern in the document. See below for our media release:
Poverty was not mentioned once in the 382 pages of yesterday’s provincial budget. While the government professes a desire to improve Ontarians’ health and health care system, it shows no interest in addressing poverty, the most significant determinant of health. This short-sightedness will prevent our province’s most vulnerable from improving their health, and increase health and social services costs in the years to come.
Summary of our key concerns …