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Fear and loathing rule at hospitals in Ontario
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Urquhart, Ian
Date: Oct 20, 2004
Start Page: A.25
Section: Opinion
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No one is saying that Health Minister George Smitherman had a direct hand in [Cyndy DeGiusti]'s demise. But, as NDP Leader Howard Hampton said to Smitherman in the Legislature yesterday, "Your bullying has created a climate of fear in hospitals."

Smitherman blames the previous Conservative government, which approved these projects, sometimes with great fanfare, but did not provide adequate funding for them. "They trotted out their fake cheques and they made their announcements, but when we arrived the cupboard was not just bare but overspent," Smitherman said last week in the Legislature.

AARON HARRIS CP NDP Leader Howard Hampton yesterday told Health Minister George Smitherman, above, in the Legislature, "Your bullying has created a climate of fear in hospitals."

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