The NDP is launching a campaign for health care in Canada, with plans to hold townhalls across the country to consult Canadians for their views on a list of priorities. "We're launching on a very ambitious campaign," Deputy Leader and health critic Libby Davies said at a press conference in Ottawa Thursday. "And we're going to go out and do what Stephen Harper is refusing to do, and that is to talk to Canadians about their concerns, about their ideas of our health-care system."
Linked to NDP caucus meetings held in St. John’s this week, the official opposition in Ottawa hosted a public forum on health care Thursday evening in St. John’s looking at the system’s future in Canada. According to NDP health critic Libby Davies, her party’s goal is to make sure Canadians’ priorities are also government priorities when it comes to health care. In her estimation, the governing Conservative Party is not doing its job on that front.