Saturday, July 29, 2006

Hospital Freed!!!

Promise made - promise delivered.

Two Conservative MP's have carved out a new lease for the Queensway-Carleton Hospital.

Treasury Board President John Baird and Tory MP Pierre Poilievre will announce Wednesday that the Federal Government will charge the west-end hospital one dollar a year for rent. The hospital is located on 50 acres of National Capital Commission land and currently pays 23-thousand dollars a year for rent. There was fears that the rent could go up to the millions as the NCC had a policy of "market value" rents - even to Hospitals.

The Liberals and NDP voted against a Conservative motion on this in October after Poilievre and Baird started a Free Our Hospital campaign.


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