Andrew Scheer's Health and Social Program Guarantee
This fall, the people of Toronto Centre can look forward to stable and predictable health care funding funding from a Conservative government.
Today, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition revealed his Health and Social Program Guarantee: a commitment to increase both the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer each year, if elected Prime Minister.
“Both the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer would increase by at least 3 percent every year,” said Scheer at Mount Sinai Hospital. Scheer said he learned the importance of the job of health care provides from his mother, a former nurse, who was later treated in Canada’s health care system. “She received care here in Canada that our family wouldn’t have otherwise been able to afford,” said Scheer. “I was proud that she was treated in Canada and supported and cared for by our incredible
health care professionals.”
On August 1 st , Scheer put his commitment in writing and sent a letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, “I know how important stable federal funding is to ensure a quality public health care system in your province. I also know the Liberals will continue to misrepresent my position. That’s why I want you to have my word in writing that I will maintain and increase that funding,” said Scheer in the letter.
As the candidate for Toronto Centre, Ryan Lester also signed a Health and Social Program Guarantee.
“This guarantee represents my formal commitment,” said Ryan Lester.