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Ensuring Accountability: The Ontario Nurses' Association Calls for Investment in Public Care

TORONTO, ON, February 9, 2024 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) welcomes the commitment of the federal government to provide funding in a new health-care agreement for this province, and adds that ONA has no faith that the Ford government will direct the funds to where they are most needed – to invest in the public system, not the for-profit, private corporations.

"Nurses welcome new federal funding for health care in Ontario, which is desperately needed in our public-health care system,” says ONA President Erin Ariss, RN. “Yet the brutal truth is that our provincial government has withheld existing funds from the public system Ontarians treasure. Ford has failed to retain nurses, and handed taxpayer dollars to private, for-profit corporations to perform non-urgent procedures. Where is the requirement that federal taxpayer dollars go to the public system in this agreement? The federal government – and Ontarians – must demand accountability from the province.”


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