Tuesday, July 17, 2007

To Appeal or Not to Appeal

That is the question.

It looks like The McGuinty now has to decide whether 'tis nobler to reveal the costs [Globe & Mail, Ontario must disclose costs of legal fight with parents of autistic children]:
The Ontario government has lost a legal battle to conceal the costs of its long-running court fight with the parents of autistic children.

A three-judge panel of the divisional court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the government must disclose how much it spent fighting families who want the province to continue financing expensive intensive behavioural intervention (IBI) therapy after their autistic children reach age six.

... and have Ontario be reminded of one more broken promise.

During the 2003 election campaign, Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty said in writing that it was "unfair and discriminatory" for parents to have to spend up to $70,000 a year for the treatment. However, after winning the election on Oct. 2, 2003, he broke his promise that a Liberal government would extend IBI to children older than six and continued the court battle against the families.

How many more "promises" from this Premier and these Ontario Liberals are we supposed to take?

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