Better Public Healthcare
Pual Dewar and New Democrats believe in:
- The right of all Canadians to have universal access to high-quality public health care that is transferable between provinces and territories
- Fighting the privatization of public health care services, including through the use of existing mechanisms within the Canada Health Act
- Increasing health care transfers to the provinces and territories
- Providing incentives to recruit and train more health professionals, especially doctors and nurses
- Reducing costs by providing funding for provincial and territorial pharmacare programs, coordinating the bulk purchase of pharmaceutical drugs, and encouraging the use of less expensive generic drugs
- Investing in not-for-profit home care for seniors and people with disabilities
- Promoting healthy living, physical activity, and reduced tobacco use
- Adopting a harm reduction approach to substance abuse and permitting the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes
- Protecting the health and safety of sex-trade workers
- Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to address their specific health care challenges
- Establishing a comprehensive policy on reproductive health
- Working with all relevant authorities and governments to set up coordinated emergency plans in case of natural disaster, terrorism or other emergency
- Investing in public health initiatives to deal with pandemics, product and food security, and drinking water
- Working towards the establishment of a Canadian Health Covenant or patient’s bill of rights; and
- Working towards the establishment of a national healthcare council to ensure the Canada Health Act is enforced and the range of services extended to include home care, palliative care and prescription drugs.
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