Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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R03 - (OntBudget-Lockup)

TORONTO. x-14s. Ontario's Liberal government is promising an increase to hospital funding in its 2017 budget. Ontario Nurses Association president Linda Haslam-Stroud says it isn't enough to address all of the current problems in hospitals, but she hopes it will mean fewer patients in stretchers in hospital hallways waiting for care.

("..our patients.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Hospital funding is set to go up three per cent this year, an extra $518 million.

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TORONTO. x-11s. Ontario's Liberal government has finally eliminated its deficit, but its debt is rising to new heights. The net is projected to be $312 billion this year, and interest on that debt is costing $11.6 billion. Christine Van Geyn with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation questions what will happen if interest rates rise. …

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