Our work together will make a difference, and public healthcare is worth it.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: email@example.com
Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Premier Doug Ford: email@example.com
Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep health care public – Accessible, well-funded, with good jobs and high-quality care
Dear Prime Minister, Premier, and health ministers:
As you are aware, Canada’s health care system is in crisis.
This became even more evident during the pandemic. Hallways were overcrowded with patients, Intensive Care Units were full to capacity and many lost their lives in long-term care homes. Across the country hospital emergency rooms closed due to staffing shortages.
Now, a renewed push by provinces to privatize hospital services is threatening to worsen the crisis by pulling even more staff out of the public system, and putting patients’ access to care at risk – especially vulnerable communities.
Keeping health care public must be the goal. Public health care is centred on the profoundly important principle of equality and accessibility. That commitment to equality is what makes these public systems superior to any other, and worth fighting for.
As you head into the First Ministers’ meeting the message from Canadians is clear: resolving the crisis requires everyone to step up and put people over profits.
You can strengthen our health care system:
I stand with frontline health care workers calling on you to support these demands. Canadians are relying on your leadership to negotiate this agreement.
The time to act is now.
Canadians deserve a high-quality health care system that is accessible, well-funded and adequately staffed.
I wish you a productive meeting and look forward to hearing from you.
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