After much anticipation, the Ontario budget was released today to a lukewarm reception by the RNAO. While we expected an austerity budget, and we appreciate the financial challenges of the province, we are left disappointed by the absence of a response to the pressing issues facing nursing such as RN shortages.
We saw a timid step forward for social assistance, which we applaud as a step in the right direction in lifting people out of poverty.
Unfortunately, the budget didn’t address the nursing shortage in Ontario.
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