Government Funding for the Ontario College of Midwives

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Recently the PC government of Ontario retroactively cut all funding for the Ontario College of Midwives. This puts them in a deficit and reduces their budget by 1/3. 

By reducing funding it will be the midwives college fees that we place the burden on to make up the difference. This is unacceptable since the Human Rights Tribunal had already mandated that it was the PC governments responsibility to end a pay equity gap that was discriminating based on gender for the Ontario College of Midwives. Now, they will have increased college fees? That is the opposite of the mandate they were given.

This has a direct impact on women, families, and babies. By saying "no" to the Ontario College of Midwives the government is inadvertently saying "no" to a woman's right to make a choice about her body, her pregnancy, her delivery. By saying "no" to the Ontario College of Midwives the government has said "no" to women's equality and rights. They have said no to fostering better health care, they have said no to supporting families and babies in their decisions. 

Please, sign the petition to support the College of Midwives. Sign the petition to support gender equality. Sign the petition to support a woman's right to choose.



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