FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2014
NDP COMMITS TO RESTORING HEALTHCARE FUNDING
OTTAWA – In an historic speech before the Canadian Medical Association, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair promised that a New Democrat government would restore previous levels of healthcare funding to the provinces and cancel the Conservatives’ $36 billion in cuts.
“Money alone cannot solve the problems facing our healthcare system. But without money, we won’t solve a thing,” Mulcair declared to members of the CMA this morning.
This was the first time in 147 years that the leader of the Official Opposition was invited to speak before the General Council of the influential association.
“An NDP government would use any budget surplus to cancel the proposed cuts to healthcare,” declared the Leader of the NDP. “Mr. Harper, after giving Canada’s richest corporations $50 billion in tax breaks, don’t you dare take $36 billion out of healthcare,” added Mr. Mulcair.