The Expositor (Brantford) - - OPINION -

We wanted change so we voted in a Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive govern­ment.

But chang­ing the colour of your tie doesn’t mean much.

You see, I think Pre­mier Doug Ford needs help with math.

In On­tario, there are 1.4 mil­lion se­niors. If half get home care, that works out to 700,000.

Now our tax dol­lars fund Lo­cal Health In­te­gra­tion Net­works, which con­tract out home care,

My ex­pe­ri­ence in this area is that home-care ap­point­ments are booked back-to-back so care­givers must leave one early to get to the next visit,

The con­trac­tors are mak­ing their sched­ules to save money rather than giv­ing clients the time re­quired. Ford’s elec­tion slo­gan was: “For The Peo­ple.” One of the his first acts was to re­duce the size of Toronto city coun­cil to save $25 mil­lion. But what about the mil­lions of dol­lars a day home-care con­trac­tors are get­ting for care that is not given cor­rectly.

Gov­ern­ments must do bet­ter man­ag­ing our money while pro­vid­ing care to peo­ple who need help.

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