Restore all provincial funding to Ontario College of Midwives

Another cut affecting primarily women.

"Doug Ford's government has revoked current and future funding for the College of Midwives of Ontario, the regulatory body that oversees more than 900 midwives and has had government support for 25 years."

In September 2018, the Ford government was told by the Tribunal to negotiate with midwives to end the pay equity gap. To date, the Ford Tories have refused to negotiate.

The statement said the changes will have no impact on the public. "We cannot cut our services and programs, as the College's work is mandated by our governing legislation," it said.

"It is likely that midwives will have to pay more to the College on an annual basis," the College added. "This is not news we wanted to share."

Whereas the College of Midwives is responsible for licensing and regulating the profession of midwifery; and the province of Ontario is responsible for funding medical care;

We the undersigned, as constituents and residents of Ontario, demand Ontario restore funding to the Ontario College of Midwives immediately.

Removing funding places the burden of financing the college on approximately 900 members whose fees are capped by the province.

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Elizabeth Shannon
Hannah Fransen
Jen Hughes
Karen Smeja
Lea Parrell
Goldie Locks
Penny Smith
Brandy Sudyk
Lawrie Carter
Peggy Coleman
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Margot Porter
Jessica Elgie
Meredith Davis
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  • Elizabeth Shannon
    signed 2018-12-18 20:20:44 -0500
  • Hannah Fransen
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  • Puck Janes
    signed via 2018-12-18 18:41:32 -0500
    I had my daughter in a hospital. I thought, ‘I don’t want to do this again!’ Bad food, doctors watching the machines not me, doctors in training poking at me, I couldn’t go outside or take a shower…

    I had my son with an experienced midwife. Completely different experience for my partner and me.


    Midwives provide care before, during and after delivery. This is very important and responsible.
  • Mary Freethy
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    Sexist, racist, moronic Fords and their ilk are ruining this Province. Stop them!
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