“The number of events that led to emergency calls has increased nearly 36 per cent since 2009, while the population of Alberta has increased by more than 15 per cent. Yet, we have virtually the same number of ambulances." — Mike Parker, HSAA President
A case before the British Columbia Supreme Court, Cambie Surgeries Corporation. v. British Columbia (Attorney General), could lead to a 2-tier health care system in Canada. This report looks at the history of the case, the reasons the case is taking so long, and what the case means for Canadians. The report also looks at some of the problems with private for-profit health care.
Canadians cherish our universal, public health care system. It provides access to quality life-long health care services for all Canadians, regardless of wealth, social status or other barriers. For the most part, this is true. Sadly, though, there is a hole in Canada’s health care system. For tens of thousands of Canada’s seniors today – and many thousands more in the years ahead – the universality of our health care system ends at the doors of nursing home facilities. Some of these facilities are excellent, serving as a beacon for the care of seniors.
“When two-tier health care has been permitted, the choice is expensive treatment in private for-profit clinics that most Canadians can’t afford or longer waiting times in the public system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
New national report outlines the huge cost of the failed Health Accord.
"I am very pleased to send this letter of support, and please know that we stand with you in your struggle to help the millions of U.S. citizens who do not have access to health care." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The Minister has indicated his office will be in touch with me to set up a meeting. I’m still waiting for that phone call." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Polls show the vast majority of Manitobans disagree with what this government is doing and the huge crowd out here is speaking up for us.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"The former government spent 16 years balancing the books by eroding public services, and this government has clearly signalled a new approach that reflects a number of priorities the BCGE/NUPGEU has identified in our budget submissions." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"Why are we investing $9 million of our tax dollars so that some billion dollar corporation from Toronto can make a profit?”— Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President