â€œThe new funding formula that the Conservatives unilaterally adopted two years ago is threatening one of the most prized public services for Canadians,â€� said Health critic Libby Davies (Vancouver â€“ East).
Instead of negotiating a new Health Accord, Conservatives are downloading heath care costs onto the provinces and turning their backs on a system that Canadians have relied on for generations. As a result, we will see increased disparities across the countryâ€”longer wait times, reduced-front-line services, and lack of access to home and long term care.
â€œThis is simply unacceptable. The government has a responsibility to ensure quality health care for all of its citizens,â€� added Deputy critic Dany Morin (Chicoutimi â€“ Le Fjord).