Ontario NDP promises pharmacare, dental benefits for all


Murphy
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Will the NDP get any traction with this "pledge" to Ontario voters? Is the ghost of Bob Rae still haunting Ontario?
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Ontario NDP promises pharmacare, dental benefits for all
Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

TORONTO -- Ontario's New Democrat leader unveiled parts of her platform at a campaign event on Saturday, saying the party would deprivatize Hydro One and offer universal pharma and dental care for all Ontarians if elected.

Andrea Horwath said the party would also focus on lowering wait times health-care services, raise taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Ontarians and convert student loans to grants.

The five policy points were part of a preview of the party's full campaign platform, which Horwath said would be delivered in the coming weeks.

"We are going to run the biggest campaign the NDP has ever run in Ontario," Horwath told supporters at the Toronto event. "It will show everyone why we are running, and why we are running to win."

Horwath said the party would also hold the federal government accountable for Indigenous rights issues, pointing to the lack of clean drinking water in some Ontario First Nations communities.

The NDP plan, which also promised increased support for transit and affordable housing, starkly contrasts plans outlined by newly elected PC leader Doug Ford, who promised $6 billion cuts to public spending.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ontari...-all-1.3847296
 
petros
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Lmfao.
 
Murphy
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But, but, teeth! And free drugs! Jesus, that sounds like Justin. Somebody else will pay for it...
 
petros
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Who? Who will pay?
 
Murphy
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petros
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Damn hippies.
 
Murphy
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taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

Will the NDP get any traction with this "pledge" to Ontario voters? Is the ghost of Bob Rae still haunting Ontario?
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Ontario NDP promises pharmacare, dental benefits for all
Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

TORONTO -- Ontario's New Democrat leader unveiled parts of her platform at a campaign event on Saturday, saying the party would deprivatize Hydro One and offer universal pharma and dental care for all Ontarians if elected.

Andrea Horwath said the party would also focus on lowering wait times health-care services, raise taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Ontarians and convert student loans to grants.

The five policy points were part of a preview of the party's full campaign platform, which Horwath said would be delivered in the coming weeks.

"We are going to run the biggest campaign the NDP has ever run in Ontario," Horwath told supporters at the Toronto event. "It will show everyone why we are running, and why we are running to win."

Horwath said the party would also hold the federal government accountable for Indigenous rights issues, pointing to the lack of clean drinking water in some Ontario First Nations communities.

The NDP plan, which also promised increased support for transit and affordable housing, starkly contrasts plans outlined by newly elected PC leader Doug Ford, who promised $6 billion cuts to public spending.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ontari...-all-1.3847296

AKAsteal from those that work and give to those that can't be bothered.
Normal dipper party line.
 
petros
#9
Welfare bums with nice teeth are still welfare bums.
 
Hoid
#10
Why would anyone want pharmacare and dental benefits?
 
petros
#11
Why would anyone want to pay twice something?

Employers need not bother shelling out for health care, dental and optical then.

Let the public fund the public.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Why would anyone want to pay twice something?

Employers need not bother shelling out for health care, dental and optical then.

Let the public fund the public.

I've always split the cost of supplemental health insurance with an employer. The public already does pay. The Employer generally kicks in half but it is not a "gift". It is part of your renumeration.
 
Murphy
#13
Flossy's parents pay for his teeth, so he doesn't understand.
 
Murphy
#14
You mean this thread? Flossy craves attention.