health care

April 26 2014 – Province says 300 new drugs covered since 2006

By Christina Blizzard ,QMI Agency TORONTO - When I asked Tories and New Democrats to comment on the increasing trend of patients having to fundraise for cancer drugs and surgeries, an odd thing happened. Both New Democrat Jagmeet Singh and Tory Frank Klees told me about cases in
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April 10 2014 – Seniors and Disabled Win Round One Against Health Minister

In the March 13th issue of this newspaper, my column carried the headline, ‘A Personal Support Worker’s Appeal for Seniors’. In that column, with Donna Bellinger’s permission, I shared her email in which she described the consequences of the Liberal
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How much did your scandal-plagued provincial government spend on advertising over the past three months?

“It sit down with the minister of community and social services and try to get residential care for a young adult who has multiple disabilities and I’m told there isn’t enough money,” Klees. TORONTO - How much did your scandal-plagued provincial government spend on advertising
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Mar 20 2014 – Seniors’ Health Services

SENIORS’ HEALTH SERVICES Mr. Frank Klees: This is now the third time that I stand in this Legislature to speak to an issue that is of great concern to seniors and people with disabilities in Newmarket–Aurora and, in fact, throughout all of York region. I put it to the minister
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Mar 19 2014 – MPP Tables Motion to Preserve On-Site Care for Seniors

Queen’s Park: Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees tabled a Motion in the Ontario Legislature that calls on the Ontario Government to preserve on-site 24/7 personal support services for seniors and people with disabilities who reside in York Region’s assisted living
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Mar 18 2014 – Health Minister and Vaughan MPP Mislead Seniors

Vaughan MPP Stephen Del Duca and Health Minister Deb Matthews joined forces today to intentionally mislead seniors and people with disabilities, according to Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees. The misleading statements were made during Question Period in an apparent response to
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Mar 13 2014 – A Personal Support Worker’s Appeal for Seniors

On Monday, March 3rd, I took the issue of cuts to personal support services for seniors and people with disabilities to the floor of the legislature. That exchange between me and the Minister of Health can be viewed on my website. Two days later, I received the following email
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Mar 9 2014 Petition:That the Ontario Government reverse its decision that is leading to the closure of the Alternative Community Living Programs

Download a copy of the petition Click Here To: The Legislative Assembly of Ontario WHEREAS, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has changed its policy on how seniors living in supportive housing are served; and WHEREAS, due to this new policy of the Ontario
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Nov 12 2013 What Happened to Civility and Ethics?

Toronto’s mayor, still reeling from the previous week’s revelations about his questionable encounters with criminal elements, admits to smoking crack cocaine. The vultures circle and an unseemly spectacle unfolds that is reminiscent of the ancient bloody gladiatorial
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Sept 18 2013 Behind the Scenes in Our Health Care System

The calls were adding up and the theme was consistent. Patients were arriving at Long Term Care Facilities throughout York Region with incomplete medical information from the hospital that initiated the transfer, making it impossible for the receiving facility to properly prepare
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