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In the news today: Ontario to need 33K more nurses by 2032, ministry says – Bradford Today

Here is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to bring you up to speed on what you need to know today…

Ontario to need 33K more nurses by 2032: ministry

Ontario will need 33,200 more nurses and 50,853 more personal support workers by 2032, the government projects — figures it tried to keep secret but were obtained by The Canadian Press.

The government recently won a fight in front of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to keep those figures under wraps after denying access to them to Global News following a freedom-of-information request from the outlet.

But the same FOI office made the information available to The Canadian Press through a separate request, a situation critics say exposes the frailties and arbitrariness of the access-to-information system.

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