‘For the people’? Ford’s health cuts show disconnect between rhetoric, reality
By Les WhittingtonMay. 1, 2019
It’s always the same with right-wing populism. It’s based on the notion that average people won’t notice when they lose out in the fine print.
By downloading more cost of public-health programs to local government, a spokesperson for Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott, pictured last year, told a reporter the province is only ‘strengthening the role of municipalities in the delivery of public health,’ says author Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—It’s been nearly 20 years since seven people died and 2,300 became ill as a result of water contamination in the town of Walkerton, Ont.—the worst case of its kind in the country’s history.
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