August 20, 2014
Reality Check: does Minister Ambrose understand her own file?
Conservative health minister Rona Ambrose’s speech this week to the Canadian Medical Association suggests she doesn’t understand the biggest challenges facing Canadian health care. Perhaps it’s because her government helped create them.
Ambrose claimed she was going to talk about challenges facing our health care system, but then evaded any mention of the single largest challenge – her government’s unilateral cut of $36 billion from future health care budgets.
When Conservative cuts are fully implemented, federal spending on health care will have declined to an historic low – just when Canada faces added pressures of caring for an aging population.
Canadians deserve better than Conservative failure on health care leadership.