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POLL: 94% of Canadians support public solutions for our health care system

A Canadian Health Coalition media release states, “An overwhelming 94-percent of Canadians support public – not private, for-profit – solutions to making the country’s healthcare system stronger – with an equal number of Conservatives flying the banner for public health care. A new poll conducted by Nanos Research revealed the soaring Canada-wide support, up nearly 10-percent from a similar poll conducted a little over a year ago. Support has risen to a record 94-percent, from a strong showing in August 2010 of 86-percent, underlining that more than nine in ten Canadians support public solutions to making public healthcare stronger.”

CHC coordinator Mike McBane says, “Canadians are looking for federal leadership to protect and improve the public health care system. With the 2004 Health Accord up for renewal in 2014, the federal government needs to work with provinces and territories to make healthcare – and a renewed 10-year plan – a top priority.”

The media release adds, “The new poll was commissioned on behalf of the Canadian Health Coalition and surveyed 1,202 Canadians between Oct. 20 and 24, 2011. The results are considered accurate within 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.”