Archive: Show #87

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This week the government announced that 12 Toronto hospitals will be closed or merged. Although it was an overwhelming 'no' vote in the amalgamation referendum, the Premier seemed humbled, but not bowed. While he did say he'll likely back off moves to download the cost of welfare onto the municipalities, when it comes to the amalgamation itself - that's still on. Host Steve Paikin joins our regular analysts: former Ontario NDP Cabinet Minister Ruth Grier; Richard Mahoney, at one time the President of the Ontario Liberals, now with Fraser and Beatty in Ottawa, and Hugh Segal - senior Progressive Conservative advisor, are joined by North York's Mayor Mel Lastman.
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Mar 09, 1997
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