Musings —05.25.2011 09:55 AM—
Health care not a priority for the Ontario Tories, Dalton McGuinty says (Conservatives-Health-)
Source: The Canadian Press
May 25, 2011 10:49
TORONTO – Premier Dalton McGuinty is taking aim at the Progressive Conservatives’ latest campaign promises, saying health care has never been one of their priorities.
McGuinty says he’s intrigued by Leader Tim Hudak’s pledge to boost spending on health care by $6.1 billion over four years if he becomes premier after the fall election, since he’s never once asked the premier a health-care question in the Legislature.
He says Ontarians should look at the Tories’ record on health care if they really want to know where they stand.
McGuinty also says he doesn’t see how Hudak plans to rustle up the $12 billion dollars needed to fund both his health and energy promises.
He adds he’s pleased Hudak now says he’ll keep the HST and health premium if elected since it shows how important those initiatives are.
That’s especially true, McGuinty adds, given that Hudak has railed against both of those policies for years.
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