2021 Federal Election: Health care policy, explained – The Ubyssey

Sept. 19, 2021

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care policies have been brought to the forefront of Canadian politics in this election year.

As health care policies touch on a range of topics from the accessibility of menstrual products and reproductive rights to the coverage of health services like dental care and prescription medicine, these platforms will directly impact the lives and well-being of students. The Ubyssey has compiled the primary health care policies of the four major political parties so that students can remain informed for the upcoming election.

Liberal Party


If the Liberal Party of Canada remains in office, they have committed upwards of $10 billion to fund “a health care system, for everyone.” They pledge $6 billion to cut waitlists, $3.2 billion to hire 7,500 new family doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners, and $400 million to be funded over four years to improve virtual health care services.

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