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Very low hospital capacity in Ontario
A key result of hospital funding is
that Ontario has fewer beds than the rest of Canada and far fewer beds than
other developed countries.   The rest of Canada has 27.4% more beds
per capita than Ontario (i.e. a difference very similar to the funding
differ...
Very low hospital capacity in Ontario
Very low hospital capacity in Ontario
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Has the Financial Accountability Office over-estimated the deficit once again?
Buried in this week's Financial Accountability Office (FAO) report on the Ontario government books is a very quiet admission that Ontario ran a surplus of $700 million in 2017/18 (when using the government's accounting method for pension surpluses and hydro...
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Budget underwhelms on health care. Bait and Switch is such a nasty term
Last year the government promised a 4.64% health care funding increase in 2018/19. Then, earlier this month, they announced they would deficit spend to improve hospitals, mental health, home care, and
child care.   Three of the four items cited by the gove...
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Hospital funding announcement falls short
Bowing to public pressure and the over-capacity crisis in our hospitals, the
Ontario minister of health and long-term care, Eric Hoskins, announced Friday hospital funding of $187 million to deal with next year’s flu
season. While this is significant it is ...
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Government plans to take $400 annually from every employee -- and give it to employers
The government plans to cut employer  Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)  premiums $2.4 billion per year.   Here's the plan laid out in the 2016 Budget documents: The WSIB has taken significant steps to reduce costs, and its finances have been impr...
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Six more problems with Public Private Partnerships (P3s)
The Auditor General (AG) has again identified issues in her  annual report   which reflect problems with Ontario health care capacity and privatization.   First, here are six key problems with  the maintenance of the 16 privatized P3 ("public private partne...
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Health care funding falls, again
Real p rovincial government health care funding per-person has
fallen again this year in Ontario, the third year in a row.  Since 2009 real funding per-person has fallen 2.6% -- $63 per person.  Across Canada real per person funding is in its fourth consecu...
Health care funding falls, again
Health care funding falls, again
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Public Sector Unionization Grows
Public Sector Unionization Grows
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More room for public spending in lead up to election
The
2016-17 Ontario Public Accounts came out yesterday – almost a month early. The Accounts finalize the books for 2016/17 and show that the deficit is down a further $500 million from the last estimate for 2016-17 (which was made in the spring in the 2017 ...
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