Alberta, the richest province in Canada, “ …. recognizes that Albertans want and deserve an excellent health care system that will be strong and sustainable for the future.” so says the Speech from the Throne. However, since the budget’s release in April, health related announcements have moved from the ridiculous to the unconscionable, and are now darn right depressing.
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September typically heralds a change of seasons but this year it could be more than the leaves that change colour as Canadians are asked to mark their ballot in yet another federal election. We're heading to the polls on October 14th. With four (five if you live in Quebec) political parties vying for our votes, now is the time to convey arthritis priorities to those who will be responsible for making health care decisions. CAPA will focus on three priorities.
The spotlight in the Ontario election shines on many priorities including education and crime. Health care, it seems, has become a minor issue which raises the question: Has it been fixed or abandoned?
It’s that time of the year again! Prognosticators are predicting a federal election. Yes, it looks like we’ll be heading to the ballot boxes in the spring of 2007. What do you want the candidates to know?
The writ has been dropped: Canadians are heading to the ballot boxes on June 28. When candidates knock on our door asking for our support, we need to know if they support our arthritis platform. Are they voting for us?
Getting arthritis on the political agenda of all candidates is critical to improving care for Canadians with arthritis. Your voice and vote make a difference in more ways than one.