This Is The Impact That Ford's Controversial Health Cuts Could Have In Ontario - 2019-08-20
Ontario is expected to be facing some major repercussions after yesterday's official announcement of Doug Ford's health cuts. Ontario is Canada's only province that doesn't fund 100 percent of health programs. Now, Doug Ford is putting responsibility on already underfunded local municipalities to pay for Ontario's Public Health Units, which cover several different public health needs.
So what does that mean, exactly? Well, it means that Ontario will see cuts to vaccination programs, disease prevention initiatives, student breakfast programs, water quality testing and food inspection. Toronto Board of Health Chair Joe Cressy has called this an attack on Ontarians.
At the moment, Ontario funds 100 percent of some health programs, and 75 percent of others. With yesterday's announcement, only 70 percent of public health costs will be the province of Ontario's responsibility.