Ontario has a new government

On June 7, 2018, the PC party won a majority government. Doug Ford is Ontario’s Premier-elect. The NDP, led by Andrea Horwath, hold the second most number of seats, and will serve as the official opposition. The Liberal Party, having won only seven seats, has lost official party status.

The PC platform provided limited detail in terms of its plans for health care; however, they have committed to the following:

  • reduce hospital wait times and end the practice of “hallway medicine.”
  • add 15,000 long-term care beds over five years
  • spend $3.8 billion on mental health, addictions and housing supports over the next decade
  • free dental care for low-income seniors

The next best indication of the new government’s priorities will be found in the Throne Speech. The timing of this will be released soon.

Advocate for Parkinson’s

Parkinson Canada looks forward to working with all Members of Provincial Parliament once the government is officially sworn in. Contact advocacy@parkinson.ca with any questions about our work.

We are grateful to Parkinson Ambassadors who met with candidates to share their story. Read more about our advocacy work or become a Parkinson’s Ambassador.