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Yours to Discover: Welcome to Ford Nation - 2019-04-14

F94.png Yours to Discover: Welcome to Ford Nation April 14, 2019, Penny Collenette, Toronto Star

The budget was disingenuous. Who could possibly be against free dental care for low income seniors? Who could possibly be against a child-care tax credit? Who could possibly be against more money to combat guns and gangs?

But here's the trick. It wasn't what the budget said. It was what it didn't say.

No mention of poverty. No mention of domestic violence. No mention of the challenges faced by parents of autistic children. No mention that the Office of the Children's Advocate has disappeared into the Ombudsman's Office. No mention of refugees or immigrants. No mention of diversity or equality. No mention of reconciliation.

In addition, budgets of 13 departments have been slashed, including Indigenous Affairs, Environment and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

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