Friday, August 03, 2007

Autism Parents in Ontario Furious With Liberal Government

Judging by some of the responses to a question asked by the Toronto Star there are many people, including parents of autistic children, who are furious with the spending decisions of the Liberal government of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Will family members of autistic children in Ontario get political and send the Liberals a ballot box commentary on how their children have been treated?

The Star asked whether the auditor general's report about grants to Ontario's multicultural groups will make you less likely to vote for the Liberals this fall.

Some of the responses as reported on at:

Jul 30, 2007 04:42 PM

I actually decided against voting Liberal this time when I read your report regarding the spending of $2.4 million of taxpayer money fighting a seven-year court battle against the parents of autistic children.
Carolyn Hood, Toronto

As the parent of a 6-year-old with autism who has been cut off from provincial services by a mean-spirited and reactionary provincial government, I am disgusted that $32 million was available to squander with a wink and a nod while services to families of children with disabilities are woefully underfunded or non-existent. Even to access the pittances available requires us to jump through endless hoops to satisfy requirements. This is in marked contrast to the ease in which Minister Colle handed out his grants.
Robert Shalka, Orleans, Ont.

As a parent of an autistic child, I find the government’s funding conducts outrageous and sickening. While my son is waiting to receive treatment he needs desperately, the government rushed to hand money to people who don’t need it. How can you tell kids like my son to wait, while giving money to people to put in the bank? Julie Lin, Toronto

1 comment:

Assistive technology said...

George Washington never wanted American to have a two party system. He felt that we should just vote on the best candidate and not apply any labels or set expectations for "morality". Thankfully he died the year before the two party system was formed. And I'm entirely for abolishing it. I want to vote for a person, not for an ethical template.

-Aaron Marks