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"It is in the public interest that both levels of government sit down serious and negotiate a new Health Accord. The deal must include an improved commitment for federal dollars to meet the real healthcare needs of Canadians or we will see more service cuts and privatization," noted Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition. As Trudeau meets with First Ministers, Health Coalition calls for both sides to give ground to forge a new Health Accord in the public interest

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Oral Presentation to the Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly on Bill 41 by Kathy Bugeja
The government has created a closed loop system. It creates the policy, it delivers the services, it manages the daily oversight, it audits itself, it eliminates any appeal mechanism and it has final arbitrative authority.  What would ever compel government then, to reveal if something isn’t working? If they made a mistake?  The public and Ontario taxpayer wouldn’t know until well after the fact, maybe never. This is another financial scandal in the making. 

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  • Keith Dyke to Primary Care Co-Lead, South West LHIN, London, ON
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