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NDP’s Stiles brings health care message north

A week before her expected confirmation as Ontario NDP leader, Marit Stiles is travelling the province, talking to people about the Conservative government’s health care record.

Outside Timmins and District Hospital on Saturday, Stiles said Doug Ford’s move to private, for-profit health care will suck staff out of our already beleaguered hospitals.  She says there is only one pool of workers.

“You’re going to have for-profit clinics that can pay people more, give them better shifts,” she told reporters, “and so when you need a more complicated procedure, the people who need more difficult surgeries and care, they’ll be the ones that will be underserved.”

Stiles expects to lead her party into the next legislative session on February 21st.  She says she’ll keep pounding the government on health care, and offer solutions.

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