Hudak: Ont. should worry less about roulette wheels and more about MRIs

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak visits PE Plus Imaging Inc on Railside Dr. in Toronto on Thursday, Nov....

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak visits PE Plus Imaging Inc on Railside Dr. in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. He met with owner Debbie Jaue and held a press conference on bringing pensions to workers in small businesses. (Veronica Henri/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 12:30 PM ET

TORONTO — The Ontario government needs to move out of the operating side of the gambling business while retaining responsibility for oversight, PC Leader Tim Hudak says.

"At a time when one million people are without a family doctor and waiting to get vital health-care services, Ontarians want their government investing in MRI scans, not buying roulette wheels or slot machines," Hudak said in a statement Monday.

The Tories will release their newest white paper — A New Deal for the Public Sector — later this week with proposals that would "focus government on the core services that matter most to taxpayers, creating a leaner public service that delivers more value for less money."


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