Chris George

Questions: Green candidate Chris George

Do you support a public health-care system and how do you think it could be improved?

  • Oct. 14, 2015 10:00 a.m.

 

Q: Do you support a public health-care system and how do you think it could be improved?

A: The Greens support the Canada Health Act (CHA) and its principles. We oppose any level of privatized, for-profit health care. I would work to:

1. Identify and measure the extent of two-tier health care in Canada and strive for the elimination of two-tier health care as quickly as economically possible;

2. Use the full force of federal spending power under the Canada Health Act to oppose any steps that open the way to further two-tier health care in Canada.

3. Provide more money to hire staff to open closed beds, utilize existing operating rooms in hospitals, and purchase new diagnostic equipment.

 

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