Health care crisis dominates N.B. Legislature’s return – CBC

MLAs call for immediate set up of care centres

Oct 04, 2022

Health care dominated the debate at the New Brunswick Legislature Tuesday as the session resumed just days after the Higgs government missed a key, self-imposed deadline.

The Progressive Conservative health plan had promised to eliminate the provincial waiting list for family doctors by last Friday, the final day of September.

“That wasn’t met. Mr. Speaker, when are they going to meet that goal?” said Liberal MLA Rob McKee, the leader of the Official Opposition.

“Now they’re saying sometime next year. Are they prepared to tell us today how they expect to meet that goal and what is their plan moving forward?”

Health Minister Bruce Fitch said the government was making progress on the target with “a significant number of people” coming off the list, but he did not provide any numbers.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/health-care-legislature-return-1.6605927

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