Standing up for Universal Public Health Care

Canadians cherish their universal, publicly funded health care system. Erin O’Toole says he wants to bring “innovation” to this system by allowing those with money to access their own system of for-profit, private care. A two-tier system would worsen access and health outcomes for all of us.

Liberals believe that innovation in health care comes not from letting wealthy people cut the line, but by improving and expanding our public health care system. We have opposed extra billings and enforced the Canada Health Act on provinces who have promoted this practice.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Strengthen federal powers under the Canada Health Act and the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act to deduct health transfers from provinces who enable extra billing for publicly insured services, in order to protect the integrity of our universal public health care system.