Ontario NDP platform proposes big spending on health care, social services - News Summed Up

Ontario NDP platform proposes big spending on health care, social services


The pledge is one element of a wide-ranging platform that also includes significant new spending on health care and social services. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath unveiling her party's platform Monday in Toronto. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)The NDP's child care plan comes against a backdrop of sky-high prices for daycare in the province, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath unveiled a proposal Monday for fully licensed, not-for-profit daycare that's free for everyone in the province making less than $40,000 annually as part of the New Democrats' election platform. Among the most significant spending commitments in the NDP platform is a 5.3 per cent increase in annual hospital funding at an initial cost of $916 million annually.


Source: CBC News April 16, 2018 17:26 UTC



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