From the desk of Dr. Merrilee Fullerton
December 16, 2016
A few disturbing things have happened in these past few weeks that have reinforced why I wish to enter politics and represent you at Queen’s Park.
Despite great concern voiced by doctors and the medical community across Ontario, the Wynne Government rammed through health Bill 41, which will add more middle management and provide ministry bureaucrats with greater access and say into your private health matters. This legislation further enables the Health Minister and government officials to ration your health services. This is not right. I have repeatedly spoken out against this legislation through the Fall and I look forward to being part of a Patrick Brown Government that repeals this Wynne health initiative.
The increase in middle managers takes away from front line health care. This exacerbates the fact that health care in Ontario has worsened under the Wynne Government. In the news we frequently see how bad the situation has become, like this Ottawa family who cannot access proper care at home. I want to be part of a government that will change the direction of our declining Ontario health services.
Another sad example of the direction our Province is taking is the increasing horror stories of our sky-rocketing hydro bills and what that means for families and businesses in Ottawa. To the ugly hydro mess, Kathleen Wynne says “I’m sorry.” That is simply not good enough. As I go door-to-door canvassing Kanata and West Carleton residents, it is very troubling to hear just how much hardship has been caused trying to meet the monthly hydro costs. Again, I want to part of a new government that can change the direction of hydro and energy resource development in our Province.
These local health care and hydro stories are motivating factors for me and my effort to become the Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate in the new riding of Kanata-Carleton for the up-coming provincial election. I need your help to be that candidate as I face a contested nomination race early in the New Year. (See below: You need a membership to vote.)
Things must change in our Province. We need new leadership and new direction. I want to be your positive voice in a new government that will make a difference at Queen’s Park.
(This is Merrilee’s personal note featured in her December newsletter.)
What you can do for Merrilee
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