Opinion: Next government must make effort to erase cancer care backlog – Regina Leader Post

Sep 17, 2021

Whatever government forms after election day, it will need a plan to recover from the pandemic including reducing the cancer care backlog.

This election simply cannot be politics as usual. We are still in the midst of a pandemic that will take years if not decades to fully recover from. As voters, we need to hear not about what other parties can’t or didn’t do, and instead what party leaders will do to help the country recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the Canadian Cancer Society, we are challenging political parties to put their differences aside and come together to support people impacted by cancer. This election, we are asking them one very important question — what will they do to help address the backlogs in cancer care and the influx of new and late-stage diagnoses resulting from pandemic delays?

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