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CACHC’s Federal Election 2015 Call to Action urged all federal political parties to commit to four priority areas of action to improve health and healthcare for residents of Canada: 1) address income inequality and poverty; 2) increase access to affordable housing; 3) implement a national Pharmacare program; and 4) invest in Community Health Centres. A new Liberal Government has been elected and it’s time keep up our efforts. Here’s what you can do:
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Would implement a Guaranteed Livable Income as key to eradicating poverty. It would provide regular payment to every Canadian, as needed, to bring them above poverty level.
No specific focus on poverty reduction. Various commitments focused on “income security for the middle class”: reforms to EI, a new National Early Learning and Child Care Framework, and a Canada Child Benefit geared to middle- and lower-income families. Will also restore retirement age to 65 and increase the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
Would implement ‘Robin Hood Tax’ to reduce poverty by closing tax loopholes for high earners and redirecting savings to low-income families. Would implement $15 federal minimum wage and $15/day national childcare program. Reforms to EI to improve eligibility and benefits.
REDUCE HOMELESSNESS & INCREASE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Would implement National Housing Strategy, including: a Housing First Approach; dedicated funding for new and existing co-operative housing; increased social housing for First Nations on and off-reserve; ensuring a percentage of all newly built units are reserved for affordable housing.
10-year, $20 billion social infrastructure program with priority of affordable housing and seniors facilities. New tax incentives and CMHC financing for affordable rental housing. Identify federal lands to re-purpose for affordable housing, in concert with other levels of government. Conduct study on rising housing prices.
Would implement a National Housing Strategy and legislation to protect the right to housing for Canadians, including investing $2.7 billion over 4 years for capital repairs, rent-geared-to-income subsidies, and construction of 10,000 new affordable housing units. Would invest $200 million in a national home retro fit program.
ESTABLISH NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE: PHARMACARE
Would implement National Pharmacare Plan, with no user fees and commitment to increased testing of new drugs.
No National Pharmacare Plan. Would support bulk buying of medications with the provinces to decrease costs.
No National Pharmacare Plan, but would invest $2.6 billion and work with provinces to negotiate reduced drug costs of up to 30%, ensuring universal coverage.
INCREASE ACCESS TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES
Would invest $300 million to build 200 new Community Health Centres and mobile health clinics, and help provinces hire new physicians, nurses and other primary care providers.