Friday, July 13, 2007

Has McGuinty chosen kids over seniors?

Dalton McGuinty's election budget a few months back contained a comprehensive plan to eliminate child poverty in Ontario by 2011, a very noble goal indeed. But I wonder if seniors have gotten the bum rush from Pointy Head, to fund this strategy. The food allowance nursing homes get from the Toronto government is now a measly $5.57 per diem, up just 11 cents, and many long term facilities have said they're going to switch from fresh fruits and vegetables to processed food just to make ends meet.

To feed seniors properly, their caregivers need a minimum of 7 bucks a day. Maybe Dalton should try living on $5.57 per day and see how much he can eat.

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