The London Free Press reports in an article by Patrick Maloney that the Ontario Liberal government has green-lighted the construction of a new hospital in Woodstock that is estimated by "some" to cost $90 million. The subline reads: "Built with private funds, new facility will operate as part of public system."
It would appear that there was never going to any difficulty for this government finding the fiscal capacity to build the hospital because it isn't finding it at all — it's putting it off to taxpayers to find it in the future and to future administrations to levy it. To the Free Press reporter I ask: is all deficit financing to be referred to now as private funds?
“There’s never been any (doubt) about the ... construction of a new hospital here,” [health minister George] Smitherman told reporters. “Behind the scenes (there was) a furious level of activity to find the fiscal capacity to move this project forward.”
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Saturday, April 22, 2006