With Ottawa's deficit about to turn into a surplus, we'll soon be able to fulfill our pent-up dream of splurging on the military. Investing in public health care? Harper has already ruled that out.
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The Council of Canadians was in Charlottetown asking the premiers to take a stronger stand on health care and to defend public health care from the threats posed by so-called "trade" agreements.
Botched operations at private surgery clinics in the United Kingdom are costing UK patients their eyesight and mobility and the public health care system a lot of money.
The Cambie trial to be heard in B.C. Supreme Court is an opportunity to turn our attention to the blinding ethical discord that lies beneath the growing for-profit health-care industry in Canada.
Changes to patent protection in CETA will cost our public health-care system between $800 million to $1.7 billion annually.
Canadians are forever being told that privatization is the solution to our economic problems. Not so. It is definitely, definitely the problem.
We're part way through our campaign to protect, strengthen and expand public health care in Canada and we're thrilled with how the campaign is progressing.
March 31 marks the end of the 2004 Health Accord and the last day Canadian health care will have equalization payments to have-not provinces, national standards and federal funding tied to benchmarks.
If we're going to convince the provinces and territories to strengthen public health care, we have to stop the federal government from abandoning their responsibilities and underfunding health care.
Join us on March 31 for a National Day of Action! We are sounding the alarm about the federal government's funding cuts to wake Canadians up to what this means for our health-care services.