Louis Lang weighs the issues – Week 1: Healthcare

Louis Lang
Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec

An election campaign has been launched with promises of investments in health care, education and childcare services, in particular by the Liberals as it is they who were in power. However, this is money that was cut over the last four years, resulting in the erosion of the services that we provide.
It is an insult to the intelligence of the people of the north to be told that now education or health care will be taken care of. Over the past seven years alone, those who work in the field have been let go and direct cuts have been made in services to the people. Each year we find ourselves in a deficit.
As a result of the Balanced Budget Act, health care facilities must finish their year with a zero deficit. Every year we find ourselves in a deficit of between $5-6 million which we must recuperate from upcoming budgets. We have recurring deficits and are underfunded.

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