In federal politics, healthcare is always a significant problem. With almost five million Canadians unable to access a supplier of health care, and many regions and territories struggling to finance the increasing health expenses, the voters are looking forward to a government who has a definite strategy.
When candidates were asked regarding this, everyone had different comments.
Kenora’s candidate, Liberal Bob Nault, claims health care is a top priority of all ages, especially the northern Ontario population. The public health system in Canada today remains one of the world’s finest. He added that, as Canadians and as Canadians, they have to work together at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.
An investment of $6 billion was made to improve healthcare for all Canadians, particularly in the rural sector. This money was a down payment to push-start the improvement plans. This will ensure that access to a family doctor and medicine is granted to everyone availing of the services. However, the services will differ from the ones provided in the urban healthcare sector.
For rural Canadians and northerners, health care is an important concern. It is a top priority. Canadians say they are lucky enough to have and will improve the public health system.
As an emergency department doctor, Dr. Marcus Powlowski, a Liberal candidate, understands firsthand how significant medical care for Canadians is. There are gaps, I understand. He claims that the Liberal Party does the same thing, which is why they have pledged to do more for people with mental health problems. He wishes to see more initiatives for combating addictions and drug gangs whose products are devastating in Canadian society and the healthcare system.
Bruce Hyer, the candidate of Thunder Bay-Superior North Green Party, says that the 2019 Green Party Platform is 90 pages long-lasting, and the Parliamentary budget officers have been fully charged with costs. He urges voters who take this election seriously to read it.
Some key elements include:
- Restore and boost financing for the Feds in the provinces, as suggested by Roy Romanow and others under the Canada Health Agreement.
- Health renegotiation To increase the protection of mental health, decrease wait times, family planning, home care.