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The Shadow Side of the Rise of Big Hospital Foundation Gifts: Donation Disparities, Roller Coaster Giving and Donor Influence

Posted: July 15, 2022

(July 13, 2022)

By: Gabe Oatley, Future of Good

The discrepancy in donations could have consequences. If a community can’t come up with the money for its local share, the project will stall, preventing a community from securing much-need equipment for renovations, says Monika Turner, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) policy director. She stresses that healthcare is a provincial responsibility – not a municipal one; and that it’s inappropriate for the province to be asking for municipalities to cover a share of the cost.

Natalie Mehra, executive director of Ontario Health Coalition, agrees: “Handing responsibility for infrastructure from higher levels of government that have more revenue flexibility to levels of government that have much less really is bad policy.”

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