And front-line nurses—kind of like the nurses I sat and talked with in London this past week—know that hospitals will be forced to make even deeper cuts to patient care.
0910 When it comes to post-secondary education, the Liberals did announce that they are reforming the way student assistance is delivered to students. New Democrats know that students have been calling for changes like this for years.
That’s not what was supposed to happen, Speaker, but the gap between the rich and poor continues to widen here in Liberal Ontario.
The wait-list for affordable housing in Windsor just reached a record high a couple of weeks ago, and First Nations communities were forced to declare a state of emergency in February because the health needs of indigenous peoples are still not being met by the provincial and federal governments. Just calling it wrong does not even begin to actually make things right, but the truth is that growing inequality continues to shape the lives of far too many people in this province.
A government should get the basics right, like good schools, to ensure that every classroom has the right supports for students.
That’s something parents should be able to trust their governments to do.
We have so much potential to build the future that we want to share, and yet that’s not where this government is taking us.
The truth is that for most people, life is getting tougher and life is getting harder. Seniors are still waiting hundreds of days for the home care that they need and years and years on end for the long-term care that they need.
It actually breaks your heart to see what’s happening to seniors under the Liberals’ watch here in the province of Ontario.
Students who need extra support are seeing less of it in the classroom instead of more.
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO ASSEMBLÉE LÉGISLATIVE DE L’ONTARIO Wednesday 9 March 2016 Mercredi 9 mars 2016 Orders of the Day 2016 Ontario budget / Budget de l’Ontario de 2016 Introduction of Visitors Lorne Maeck Oral Questions Correctional facilities Health care funding Ontario Drug Benefit Program Northern health services Electoral reform Collective bargaining Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Collective bargaining Mining industry Ontario film and television industry Municipalities Aboriginal health care Seniors Animal protection Visitors Deferred Votes Time allocation Members’ Statements Nipissing Serenity Hospice Speaker’s Book Award Dancing Damsels Police Services Hero of the Year Award Canadian Motor Speedway Danny the Barber Health care funding Digital media Student assistance Introduction of Bills 828117 Ontario Limited Act, 2016 Petitions Hydro rates Ontario Drug Benefit Program Special-needs students Éducation postsecondaire en français Health care funding Health care Rail service Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Health care funding Lung health Health care funding Public transit Driver licences Orders of the Day Jobs for Today and Tomorrow Act (Budget Measures), 2016 / Loi de 2016 favorisant la création d’emplois pour aujourd’hui et demain (mesures budgétaires) Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016 / Loi de 2016 sur l’atténuation du changement climatique et une économie sobre en carbone The House met at 0900. They see a Premier who at every turn, Speaker, seems more and more preoccupied with the well-being and success of the Liberal Party than she is with the well-being and success of Ontario families, children and seniors.