Doug Ford failing to keep his health care promises - 2019-07-24
During his provincial election campaign, Doug Ford made extravagant promises to remedy the ills afflicting publicly funded health care in Ontario. Short of making any progress in addressing problems, the premier's policies appear to represent backward steps.
In announcing his cabinet shuffle this month, Ford made an extraordinary appointment that provides insight into the puzzling disconnect between promises and policy.
The first of Ford's health care campaign promises was an end to "hallway medicine" and hospital overcrowding. The campaign provided no insights as to the innovations necessary to resolve this now chronic hospital dilemma. Whatever the still-to-be-revealed innovations are, they would require more, not less, resources.