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Bisson: Healthcare Needs not Addressed in Ontario Budget

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The provincial budget has been announced by the Liberals with free tuition for students with household incomes of under $50,000 being the most highlighted aspect of the announcement.

However MPP for Timmins-James Bay, Gilles Bisson says he’s still concerned about healthcare.

He says a one per cent increase in hospital funding is better than nothing, but it’s nowhere what’s needed to counteract recent cuts.

Bisson says costs are still going to remain high for many northerners and will continue to rise, not including the cap-and-trade-system.

That system could increase gas prices by as much as 4.5 cents per litre in the future.

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