TORONTO — The NDP Women’s critic released the following statement on behalf of the Official Opposition:
“In December, the Doug Ford government eliminated all funding to the College of Midwives of Ontario. On Monday, the Ford government made an announcement on midwifery that failed to restore that funding — forcing Ontario backwards when it comes to midwifery care.
New Democrats believe every woman who wants the support of a midwife during childbirth and during and after her pregnancy should have access to that. Without support for the college, the continued operation of the midwifery profession has taken a major hit.”