Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action


  • Monday, October 23, 2006 - 00:00

    Dear Minister Smitherman,
    We understand that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), later this week expect to announce a plan to ensure stable, reliable emergency department (ED) coverage. The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) and our expert group, the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO), would like to take this opportunity to provide you with a nursing perspective on potential solutions.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - 00:00
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  • Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 00:00

    May 9, 2006

    Dear Premier Dalton McGuinty,

    We are writing to express our strong opposition to your government’s policy of hospital financing through “P3s” or public-private partnerships.  “Alternative Finance Mechanism” or “Alternative Financing and Procurement” (AFM/AFP) hospitals are P3s under a new name.  In these hospitals, a group of financiers, construction companies, designers, and service providers build a hospital project and sell it back to the non-profit hospital board under a contract that stretches for 20 – 40 years.