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WSIB spending cuts come at expense of workers’ health, report says

Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 4:08 PM | By Kim Arnott

Ontario’s injured workers have seen “substantial, harmful cuts to health care benefits” since 2010, said a newly released report from a Toronto legal clinic.

Antony SingletonThe report, which provides a statistical analysis of health care spending by the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), suggests that the agency’s focus on finances over the last seven years has come at the expense of workers’ health.

Most dramatically, the report found that WSIB cut its spending on prescription drug benefits by about one-third (from $96.25 million to...