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TRILLIUM TALK: The rise of private-pay health clinics

Every Sunday morning, one of our legislative reporters from The Trillium provides an inside look at the week that was in Ontario politics — and the week ahead

Welcome back to Trillium Talk, your must-see briefing from Village Media’s team of journalists at the Ontario Legislature. 

Every Sunday, Scott Sexsmith sits down with one of our staffers at The Trillium to talk about the week that was at Queen's Park — and the week ahead.

Joining us today is reporter Jack Hauen, part of The Trillium team of journalists recently nominated for a National Newspaper Award for their in-depth reporting on the influence of land developers in Ontario politics.

Hauen has been doing a lot of digging lately on another important issue: the rise of pay-for-access "executive health" clinics in Ontario. He explains the loopholes that allow these clinics — and others operated by nurse practitioners — to charge patients for the privilege of seeing a health care provider.

Also on the agenda this week: Why PC fundraising is way down. (Spoiler alert: Doug Ford's party cancelled its annual leader's dinner after all the negative fallout from the Greenbelt scandal.)

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Launched last year by Village Media, the company that operates this local website, The Trillium is a comprehensive news and information source devoted exclusively to insider coverage of Ontario politics.

Passionate and plugged inThe Trillium delivers the major political headlines of the day while unpacking complex policy changes and digging deeper into key issues that impact every Ontarian. Our dogged journalists also keep a close watch on legislative debates, question period, public appointments, lobbying activity and regulatory proposals.

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