Wilson Wants Debate on Medical Labs
(October 18, 2010) Jim Wilson is calling for a full legislative debate on the closure of medical laboratories in Tottenham, Stayner and Elmvale. The Simcoe-Grey MPP put the wheels in motion by tabling a Resolution in the Ontario Legislature today.
“When my parents were alive, I can’t imagine how we would have managed had they not had a blood lab in their hometown of Alliston,” said Wilson. “There was no way in their final months that they could have travelled any great distances, but now that is exactly what the people of Tottenham, Clearview and Elmvale must do because of the closure of labs in their communities.”
Wilson called it a terrible situation that is causing unnecessary
hardship for everyone involved. The local MPP has already begun tabling
petitions from constituents and continues to urge people to sign his
petition at his offices or on his website at www.jimwilsonmpp.com.
“I’m on the side of seniors and families who rely on these services,” said Wilson. “If Dalton McGuinty won’t restore these services then I’m going to force him to have a full legislative debate into the delivery of these services.”
The Resolution tabled in the Ontario Legislature today reads as follows:
That, in the opinion of this House, the McGuinty Government should immediately restore medical laboratory services to Tottenham, Stayner and Elmvale, and present a plan to the Legislative Assembly to reduce line-ups at medical laboratories in Alliston, Wasaga Beach and Collingwood, and immediately stop any further erosion of medical services in rural Ontario.