In question period this week Member of Parliament Niki Ashton noted the privatization of the Lifeflight ambulance service in Manitoba. She says this goes against the wishes of First Nations, Metis and northern communities and countless doctors and nurses. She adds this move could force crews to take risks for profit rather than solely concerned with the health of patients. She notes First Nations have asked for the federal government to step in given that they’re very concerned so let’s make clear lives are at stake asking will the federal government step in to ensure the health and safety of northern Canadians.
Prime Minister Trudeau criticized Conservative governments for treating health care as a business adding his government continues to work with provinces to ensure access to health care is protected as a Canadian right for everyone.