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Doug Ford says province is 'pouring money into autism' - 2019-06-19

F94.png Doug Ford says province is 'pouring money into autism' June 19, 2019, Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford says the province is "pouring money" into autism services and despite protests he find baffling, he will "help them no matter how long it takes." Speaking to reporters at a news conference in the Sudbury area, Ford was asked about his government's controversial changes to the Ontario Autism Program.

Ford went on to say he has "a passion for helping these families. And even though they protest, I'm going to help them no matter how long it takes. We're going to get the 23,000 people the support that they never had under the previous government. If they want to go back to the previous government and leave 23,000 families (on a wait list), that's their choice. But I'm not doing that."

Earlier in the day at Queen's Park, New Democrat MPP Monique Taylor accused the province of creating "uncertainty and confusion on the autism file."

The Ford government, Taylor said, "has claimed repeatedly that they're investing more money in the autism program, but there is still no evidence of this."

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{{cite news | first = Kristin | last = Rushowy | title = Doug Ford says province is 'pouring money into autism' | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/06/19/doug-ford-says-province-is-pouring-money-into-autism.html | work = Toronto Star | date = June 19, 2019 | accessdate = June 20, 2019 }}