Laura Mae Lindo MPP, Kitchener Centre

Government of Ontario

Statement from NDP Women’s critic in response to the Ford government on midwifery

Published on July 8, 2019

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.”