Q: Do you support a public health-care system and how do you think it could be improved?
A: Health care remains one of the leading expressed concerns in this region.
Tommy Douglas pioneered public health care and NDP will defend it.
Progress on wait times has stalled. Canadians now wait longer in the ER, or to see their family doctor than in other countries. To reduce wait times, we will invest $300 million to build 200 community health clinics and hire 7,000 health care professionals. The NDP government will stop Harper’s unilateral cuts and returning to collaboration with provinces.
We will initiate a pharmacare plan and improve access to home care. We will invest millions in mental health.