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.