Tomorrow, the five party leaders will participate in the only English-language debate during this election.
Their discussion will focus on: Affordability, climate, COVID recovery, leadership and accountability and reconciliation. These are important issues, but HealthCareCAN feels that when it comes to health, our leaders need to be less perfunctory and simplistic in their responses and actions to be taken in addressing our healthcare system challenges.
Canadians deserve to know how the parties plan to help our healthcare workers as they deal with workforce shortages, and the stress and burnout brought about by the pandemic. We would also like to know how parties propose to strengthen and sustain Canada’s health research and innovation sector, to capitalize on its power as an economic driver and ensure we are ready for the next pandemic.
We want our would-be leaders to answer two simple questions:
- If elected prime minister, will you implement a national health workforce planning strategy and how will you work with provinces, territories, regulators, and other stakeholders to implement such a strategy?
- If elected prime minister, what will you do to strengthen and sustain Canada’s health research sector moving forward, and how will the sector factor into your plan for Canada’s economic recovery?
We have shared these questions out on Twitter (@HealthCareCAN) and will be doing so again today and tomorrow. Help us get the message out please re-tweet.
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