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Jones Clarifies Comments

By Randy Thoms Aug 12, 2022 | 8:16 AM

Ontario’s Health Minister is on the hot seat for suggesting privatization hasn’t been ruled out in dealing with the health care crisis.

Sylvia Jones was pressed in the legislature yesterday to clarify her comments.

“Allow me to clarify, or to repeat what I said yesterday, which was, in Ontario, you use your OHIP card to access health care services in the province of Ontario, and that will continue,” said Jones.

Jones adds she was referred to innovation when suggesting all options are on the table.

“There are many examples of innovation that are happening in the province today that we want to expand, not the least of which are examples with OHN – Ontario hospital network, SickKids and many others, which I’m happy to highlight if the member opposite is not aware of that innovation that is happening in the province of Ontario today.”

Jones says the province has one of the strongest publicly funded health care systems in the world, and that would continue.


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