That’s according to Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont. While in Flin Flon this week he said their focus is on local jobs, local provision of services, local education and local health care as we need to engage with people in their communities where they live and not just be centralizing and dictating everything from Winnipeg. He said ultimately he doesn’t think it’s efficient or effective because people need to have health care right in the community and some of it is better recruitment, some of it is more doctors noting there’s surprisingly few primary care doctors in Canada and Manitoba so we need to make sure there are doctors going through school and also that we’re compensating them properly.
Lamont added we have to do a better job of working with communities to attract and retain doctors. He also noted they have an election readiness team working towards next year’s election and expect to be in the best shape they have been in quite a long time.