Ontario's NDP

Ontario's NDP

September 11, 2007 15:41 ET

Politics Before Principle™: A McGuinty Trademark

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2007) - NDP Candidate Nancy Morrison, the woman to whom Dalton McGuinty directly promised IBI autism services for her son, says "politics before principle" should be a McGuinty trademark.

"If there's anyone who knows politics before principle, it's Dalton McGuinty", said Morrison. "It's beyond cynical to suggest somehow that the McGuinty Liberals - who have done nothing but fight families of children with autism every step of the way - are somehow the antidote to threats to autism services. They are the threat," said the York Simcoe candidate. "Dalton McGuinty will say anything and do anything to get elected. I'm running for politics to step up my advocacy and show Ontario's hardworking families can stand up for ourselves, our communities, and our children."

On September 17, 2003 Dalton McGuinty wrote to Morrison personally and made this promise: "I believe that the lack of government-funded Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) treatment for autistic children over six is unfair and discriminatory. The Ontario Liberals support extending autism treatment beyond the age of six."

He broke that promise. Then he wasted $2.4 million fighting families of children with autism in court instead of providing the services they need.

Nancy Morrison's family has mortgaged their home four times in order to pay for the IBI therapy her son Sean requires to help overcome the challenges of living with autism. It's just not fair.

As a direct result of McGuinty's promise and the hard work of the NDP to ensure children with autism are no longer ignored, Morrison decided to run for politics: for the NDP.

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