Eric Presents Prescription for a Healthy Economy



Ontario Liberal Party Leadership Candidate Eric Hoskins today laid out his five-point plan to build a healthy economy in Ontario.

“The health of our families and our communities is inextricably linked to a sustainable, healthy, growing economy,” Dr. Hoskins said in a speech to the Economic Club of Canada.

“People are healthy when their society is healthy. They thrive when their economy is growing. They only succeed with adequate housing, reliable transit, and strong social services. They can only build a better future for their children when they are financially secure – when they have hope and opportunity.”

Dr. Hoskins said his five-point plan for a healthy economy will address the major challenges to future growth in Ontario by:

  • Transforming health care by investing in preventative as well as long term and home care services, shifting away from fee-for-service payments,  and income-testing for tax credits and benefits;
  • Investing in transportation infrastructure to create new jobs and nurture a future for Ontario where the movement of goods and people is not an impediment to growth;
  • Creating jobs through innovation with a focus on youth;
  • Respecting rural Ontario and the North by investing in its future prosperity through initiatives like high-speed Internet; and by giving small business and entrepreneurs access to economic development funds; and
  • Taking immediate actions to tackle poverty by taking steps towards implementing an income-tested prescription drug plan, continuing to increase the Ontario Child Benefit and ensuring a liveable minimum wage.

Dr. Hoskins said that these steps are just the beginning when it comes to ensuring that Ontario is ready to take on the challenges of the future.

“As a doctor, I know that it’s not enough to simply write a prescription and send your patient on their way.  Delivering on the promise of a healthy economy will take work – hard work – and some difficult decisions,” he said.

“But I have never been one to shy away from tough decisions or hard work – even in the most difficult circumstances. When there’s a job to be done – we roll up our sleeves and we get to work.”



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Eric to Unveil Prescription for a Healthy Economy

You are cordially invited to be our guest for
a luncheon presentation of

“Prescription for a Healthy Economy”
by Dr. Eric Hoskins, MPP

at the Economic Club of Canada

Monday, December 17, 2012
11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Toronto Hilton – Toronto Room

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