OTTAWA, ON – Today the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Carleton and critic for the National Capital Commission, encouraged Ottawa residents to sign petition e-400, which demands that the Liberals stop delaying the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus location.
“Today I am encouraging all Ottawa residents to sign petition e-400 and demand that the Liberals stop delaying the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus location.
“The previous Conservative government accepted the decision of a hospital-appointed expert panel, which studied twelve locations and recommended the federal land across the street from the existing campus. Since forming government, the Liberals have slammed the brakes on the location and they have asked the hospital to provide multiple options for a future location. The hospital provided four options with a full analysis of each in a report last month.
“Still not satisfied, the Liberal government then moved the matter over to the National Capital Commission for a decision, even though the Commission is not responsible for health care and doesn’t own the land in question.
“The Liberals blocked the hospital location out of spite against John Baird and the previous Conservative government. Now they are scrambling to find another location to save face and avoid admitting their politically-motivated mistake. Meanwhile, the ninety-two year-old hospital is falling apart and Ottawa is falling behind in competing for scarce provincial health care dollars.
“This petition calls on the government stop delaying the new Ottawa Hospital.”
- To view and sign the petition, visit: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-400
- To obtain paper copies of the petition, contact Mr. Poilievre’s office.