Renewed Health Care Flap
"I can tell you with $41-billion dollars additional, there is now no excuse on the part of the provinces to continue to have shortages of nurses and doctors," Dosanjh said.
Needless to say, the provinces are far from impressed. Manitoba Health Minister Tim Sale has been amongst the most vocal.
"The notion that somehow now the provinces are going to be set up to be blamed for any shortages of doctors or nurses . . is at very best unhelpful," Mr. Sale said in an interview Saturday.
The Provinces and Feds only recently agreed to a new ten year deal which will see the Provinces get an additional $41 Billion in funding. Prime Minister Martin claims the deal will protect our health system for a generation, but doctors all across the country are skeptical.
This pathetic attempt to place the blame on the Provinces instead of considering the possibility that more funding will be needed is a dangerous political move. At his point, it appears that every move made by the Liberals is calculated and measured in regards to its impact on any upcoming election. Mr. Martin's party is certain to become deeply embroiled in the Sponsorship Scandal when former Minister Gagliano testifies before the Gomer Commission. Hopefully, the Liberals will realize that the only way to save their political skin is to govern according to the best interests of the nation and not according to the polls.