Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

RNAOs 2021 Budget Consultations submission


RNAOs 2021 Budget Consultations submission

Feb. 12, 2021

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) represents more than 46,000 registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students across the province. For nearly a century, the association has advocated for changes that improve people’s health. RNAO welcomes the opportunity to present the views of nurses on Ontario’s spending priorities to the minister of finance.

Ontario has been hit by a very sharp, pandemic-driven economic contraction. The economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, much like its health impacts, has been disproportionately and punishingly borne by low-income and racialized groups of the population. Like all Ontarians, nurses are anxious to defeat COVID-19 so the province can fully turn its attention and efforts to a just recovery for all. At this moment in time, however, COVID-19 and economic recovery are inextricably linked. There can be no economic recovery until COVID-19 is suffocated.

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