Health Care in Canada
ACER-CART believes that health care for Canadians should be publicly administered, publicly funded and publicly delivered, nationally universal in coverage and accessible, comprehensive, and portable.
ACER-CART urges that the Parliament assembled after the next federal election initiate a new era of negotiated agreement, through a health accord endorsed by the federal, provincial and territorial governments, that would protect, transform and strengthen Medicare, thereby providing stability and cohesiveness to the Canadian health care system.
“Society becomes more wholesome, more serene, and spiritually healthier, if it knows that its citizens have at the back of their consciousness the knowledge that not only themselves, but all their fellows, have access, when ill, to the best that medical skill can provide.”
Aneurin Bevin (1942), founder, National Health Service, United Kingdom