Health care and strategies for taking down Premier Doug Ford in the next election dominated the final Ontario Liberal Party leadership debate held Sunday in Brampton, Ont.
The four candidates spent little time attacking each other and instead focused on issues each say they’ve heard over the past few months as they travelled
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, the perceived front-runner, said as premier she would focus on fixing health-care staffing shortages that have plagued the province for years by paying “our people properly.”
She also said she would “turn back time on privatized health-care clinics,” alluding to the Ford government’s moves to do more cataract surgeries and knee and hip operations in publicly paid private clinics.
Federal Liberal legislator Yasir Naqvi said health care was by far the most discussed issue he heard while travelling the province during the leadership contest.