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Singh Calls on Trudeau to Oppose Health Care ‘Privatization’ by Provinces

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to oppose any attempts by provincial governments towards what he characterized as the “privatization” of their health-care systems.
“What we’re disturbed by is that after three days of this retreat, neither the prime minister nor his ministers have come out as opposed to the privatization and for-profit plans of Doug Ford and Danielle Smith, and that is deeply disturbing,” Singh said at a news conference in Nanaimo, B.C., on Jan. 25.
Singh was referring to Ontario Premier Doug Ford announcing a plan last week to address the province’s backlog of routine surgeries and medical scans by increasing the amount that is done in both non-profit and for-profit independent clinics….

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