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A child uses a puffer to control asthma symptoms.
A child uses a puffer to control asthma symptoms.
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Important child-health bill died with Ontario’s election call

When elections are called – as happened recently in Ontario – legislation that is under consideration dies on the order paper.

For the most part, this is appropriate: Government initiatives die with the government. In many cases, it doesn’t matter: The winning party can table a new budget and deliver on its campaign promises through the legislative process.