On April 1, 2014, the federal Conservatives cut $36 billion from health care transfers to the provinces for the next decade.
For British Columbia, it means $5 billion less for hospitals and other public facilities.
But in 2015, Canadians can let politicians know they want a government in Ottawa that stands up for health care when they go to the polls to elect a new government later this year.
And not only should our next Prime Minister commit to restoring the billions of dollars cut by the Harper Conservatives, they need to take immediate steps to put health care back on the right track.
There needs to be a crackdown on the private health care providers, enforcement of national standards, and expanded health coverage for prescription drugs, seniors’ care and home care.
This year, you can make the difference in electing an MP in your community that will fight for health care, versus one that will do nothing to protect the future of Canada’s signature social program.
Attend a Vote Health Care workshop
The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) is holding free workshops to assist members and community activists lay the groundwork to elect federal MPs that support public health care this October.
Click on the links below for more information or to register.