It was a curious decision by the media conglomerate putting on the Tuesday’s leaders debate. Limiting viewer questions to six, you’d have thought one of them would have dealt with Ontario’s struggling health care system.
As it was, health care was raised only by NDP leader Andrea Horwath, when she noted the NDP’s wait time pledge in her final summary.
The Ontario Medical Association and Nanos suggest Ontarians were dealt a disservice by the way the conglomerate produced the program. According to a poll taken between May 22-26, more than two-thirds of Ontarians (67.6%) said a strong health care platform would have an impact on their vote.
Further 87.9 per cent said that health care is an important issue to them personally.