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Mantha’s Northern Ontario Travel Grant bill defeated

Algoma Manitoulin MPP Mike Mantha’s Bill 13, the Northern Health Travel Grant Advisory Committee Act, was defeated by a vote of 32 to 73 at second reading.

Mantha says the bill would have struck a committee of healthcare providers and patients from Northern Ontario to make recommendations to improve the grant program.

Mantha adds the Auditor General’s Annual Report for 2023 identified the grant as an area where the government needs to improve to ensure residents of Northern Ontario are getting timely and adequate access to healthcare.

Mantha says he will keep fighting for access to healthcare in the North.

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