Medicare will not survive the withdrawal of the guardian of national standards and universal access to care for all Canadians regardless of where they live.
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Dr. Chris Keefer and medical student Faria Kamal interrupt Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver at a press conference in the Toronto General Hospital.
On June 30, one day before Canada Day, cuts to health care for refugees will be made by the federal government. For many refugees it will include restrictions on primary and basic health care.
Thousands of Ontarians die needlessly due to medical errors, hospital-acquired infections and cost-cutting each year. Hospital cost-cutting planned by the Ontario government will make epidemic worse.
Precedence in Canada has shown that federal ministers listen to the situation the provinces face and together they work out a deal. Instead Flaherty has treated the provinces like children.
The B.C. Health Coalition is deeply concerned that cuts by the Fraser Health Authority to seniors’ programs will create more financial pressures, not less, in the long run.