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April 4, 2017
Wynne Liberals call hard-working doctors “cheaters”
QUEEN’S PARK – Today, the Wynne Liberals insulted Ontario’s hard-working doctors’ integrity by calling them cheaters during a debate in the Legislature.
During second reading debate of Bill 87, the Protecting Patient’s Act, the Ontario PCs asked why the government should have access to the private medical records of doctors, and Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin (Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale) heckled “because some doctors cheat.”
“This sort of response from the Liberals highlights their total disrespect and lack of regard for Ontario’s medical professionals,” said Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek. “The Wynne Liberals have spent the last couple of years vilifying our doctors, and it doesn’t look like they’re letting up anytime soon. The Wynne Liberals need to stop rationing Ontario health care, and they need to work with our medical professionals.”
Yurek called for an apology from McMeekin, “I think that he deserves Ontario doctors an apology, not only for this insulting comment, but for his government’s treatment of doctors these past two years.