As the premiers convene for the Council of the Federation next week in Newfoundland and Labrador next week, the Council of Canadians is available to comment on the need to negotiate a new health accord and restore $36 billion in health care cuts scheduled to come into full effect after this fall’s federal election. Almost $1 billion has already been cut since the accord expired in 2014.
“Universal public health care isn’t a privilege, it’s a right. It’s time for our governments to stop handing out tax cuts to the one per cent and start providing the health care Canadians are demanding,” says Michael Butler, Health Care Campaigner with the Council of Canadians. “Our national health care represents the values that Canadians were once known for the world over: compassion, civility and community.”
Michael Butler, Health Care Campaigner, The Council of Canadians