Q: Do you support a public health-care system and how do you think it could be improved?
A: The Liberal Party is committed to publicly-funded universal health care. We need to make a shift from physician/hospital-based care to an integrated, primary care system which is multidisciplinary, patient-centred, and committed to managing chronic disease within community, home, and long-term care settings.
We will negotiate a new Health Accord with the provinces and provide long-term stable funding, starting with $3 billion over four years for additional and improved home-care services.
We will create new centres of excellence that will specialize in mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and related issues for both veterans and first responders.