Ali Ehsassi
Ali Ehsassi
Member of Parliament for Willowdale
Budget 2023 | Investing in Public Health Care

Canadians are proud of our universal publicly funded health care system. No matter how much you make or where you were born, or what your parents do, you will receive the care you need. For generations, this idea has been fundamental to Canadians - and we will continue to build on that. 


Key ongoing actions :


      1. Health Care Results and Accountability

More funding is not the only key to deliver better health care outcomes. Which is why, in exchange for funding, the government has asked provinces and territories to:



      2. Investing in Better Healthcare Data

In addition to providing funding, the Federal government will also provide $505 million over five years - to the Canadian Health Institute for Health Information, Canada Health Infoway, and other federal data partners. 


      3. Encouraging more doctors and Nurses

Many rural and remote communities lack access to primary health care because of a shortage of health professionals. To address this, the government will:



      4. Strengthening Retirement Saving for Personal Support Workers

Personal support workers are the backbone of long-term care for our seniors and persons with disabilities. To complement the investments made to improve the state of long-term care facilities, including the working conditions and wages of personal support workers, the government is proposing new investments to support Canada's PSW's.



      5. Fighting Crime and Saving Lives - Combatting the Opioid Crisis

Saving and rebuilding lives and communities remains a key focus for the government - which is why among other improvements to health care services for Canadians, new funding of $42.6 billion for provinces and territories will help provide Canadians with access to timely, equitable mental health and substance use services.



      6. Implementing the 988 Suicide Prevention Line

It's important that people know they are not alone, and those suffering from suicidal thoughts need to be able to access timely, urgent support. Which is why Budget 2023 proposes:



      7. Safeguarding Access to Abortion and Other Services

The overturning of Roe V. Wade in the United States reminded us that we must continue to do everything we can to protect Canadians' access to the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care services, including abortion care.



      8. Improving Canada's Readiness for Health Emergencies

Vaccines and other cutting-edge life-science innovations have helped us to take control of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support these efforts, the government has:


Read more about investing in public healthcare here

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