By Dan Tkacik The Globe and MailPublished August 04, 2019 11:25:22Canada’s health-care system is a mess.
The Conservatives promise to fix it, but the public and even some elected officials have been saying for years that the government’s promised reforms haven’t come close to being implemented.
That hasn’t stopped some people from blaming the Conservative government for the problems plaguing Canada’s public-health system.
The health care industry has been plagued by problems for years, and even as the government was promising it would fix it last fall, it didn’t get much done.
And the Conservatives say it has been improving since then.
The latest government announcement that the country’s health system will be re-engineered to meet the demands of the 21st century has some people up in arms.
They say the Conservatives haven’t delivered.
The government’s promises for overhauling the health-system system have been made by the Conservatives and other government ministers, and the promises haven’t been implemented.
But the Conservatives’ promises are still making people angry.
In February, the prime minister announced that he was going to do a review of the health system and to look at how it was being managed.
The announcement sparked outrage.
It was followed by the public’s call for the federal government to immediately deliver on its promises, including by hiring more health-service professionals and reopening public health clinics.
There was a flurry of media coverage in Canada about the re-evaluation.
A number of public-interest groups and organizations, including the Canadian Association of Nurses and midwives, launched a campaign urging the government to make the health care overhaul a priority.
The Liberals were also quick to make promises.
They promised to do the review, reopen public health and health-services clinics, increase the number of doctors, nurses and other health-providers, and create a new minister of health.
The review was supposed to start in March, but it took two more months.
Then in November, the Liberals announced the reopening of public health offices and clinics.
But that announcement also came after the public outcry over the rehiring of health-worker shortages.
Then the Liberals promised to reopen the public health agencies, including those that deal with health-related issues, and to open health centres.
But no more public health centres are supposed to open, according to the health minister.
There is a new, more aggressive approach to reopening the health sector.
In February, Justin Trudeau promised to hire 10,000 health- care workers in the next five years, but he hasn’t actually started hiring.
Health Minister Jane Philpott said in a letter to the House of Commons that she was committed to starting hiring new health workers and to increasing staffing to help fill the gap in the public-sector workforce.
The new hiring plan is expected to be fully implemented by the end of the year.
Philpot has promised to start hiring new staff by the middle of this year.
The public is angry.
It says it needs more than promises.
It also wants changes to the way the government works, including changes to health-policy decisions.
Public Health Minister Julie Payette said she’s “not going to let any individual in our system get away with it.”
“The government of Canada has put the health of Canadians ahead of any one person or business,” Payette told reporters on Thursday.
“So we need to get the system right and that means starting to do things that will make our public health system better.”
But the health and public-service organizations aren’t going to give up, even if it means they have to be on the front lines of fighting the Conservatives.
They have launched an online petition calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reopen health-centres, reopen clinics, hire more health workers, reopen health services and reopen public-transit hubs.
We need more than one-sided government, they say.
We need to do this in partnership.
We have to open up our health-insurance system to everyone.
We want to see more doctors, more nurses, more people in charge of health, said Julie Wark, president of the Canadian Nurses Association.
We want to get health-aid workers on the streets.
We think we can get it done.
A new public health approach is needed, Wark said.
The Conservatives say they’re looking for ways to fix things and they’re talking to all levels of government.
The Liberal government has also announced it will do a study on the health workforce and public health.
But they’re not ready to call a halt to the Conservative’s promises just yet.
In the meantime, the Conservative governments health-reform agenda will continue to be under review.
If the government doesn’t deliver on that, we will make sure it’s done,” said Health Minister Pierre Poilievre.
But for now, there are some Canadians who are angry about the government not being transparent about its plans to fix the health service