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Provincial Budget: Bisson Says Liberals Spend Alot, Accomplish Little

The Liberal’s 2018 provincial budget is full of spending, but very little was in the right places.

That’s according to Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson, who says the budget sees money spent, but not everyone agrees it is for the best.

Bisson says the Liberals are putting money into programs such as health care and dental, but not enough to make a real difference.

Bisson says communities like Kapuskasing find themselves today in the same spot they have been in for years.

Highlights of the Liberal budget include; provincial health care will see the addition of 30,000 long-term care beds over the next decade plus $2.1 billion towards mental health over the next four years. Seniors 75 and up will receive $750 per year towards maintaining their home while saving nearly $250 on prescription drugs. Finally, those without health coverage will now be provided drug and dental care starting next summer as part of a program expected to cost nearly $800 million in its first two years.

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