Province ‘hiding’ health plan? - Metro US

Province ‘hiding’ health plan?

The Ontario gov­ernment is sitting on a 10-year strategic plan for health care that it promised to make public two years ago, Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Witmer charged yesterday.

The plan, which the government promised to release in 2007, is supposed to outline how the province will sustain its public health-care system over the long term.

The Opposition asked for the plan under freedom of information laws, and a 71-page document was found, Witmer said. But access to the record was denied because it’s a submission to cabinet, which is kept secret. With no release date in sight, Witmer is calling on Health Minister David Caplan to come clean about his long-term plans for health and prove it doesn’t include cuts to services.

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