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Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario and MPP for Guelph, is the first Green MPP elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2018.
Private healthcare is destined to fail
May 18, 2023
QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario Greens leader and MPP for Guelph Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to a report showing that the Alberta Surgical Initiative to outsource public surgeries to private facilities diverted resources from the public system and reduced provincial surgical capacity.
“The evidence is clear: privatizing healthcare only leads to poorer quality of care.
Everywhere it has been tried, the results have been the same – higher costs, longer wait times, and a public system starved of resources.
So why is the Premier pouring fuel on the fire of the healthcare crisis going down the very same private, for-profit path?
Ontarians need this government to invest in a strong public healthcare system that we can all rely on.
Further privatization of Ontario’s healthcare system means we will pay more for less care.
I call on the Ford government to repeal Bill 60 and invest in publicly funded healthcare that prioritizes patient care over shareholder profits.
We can’t afford anything less.”