May 25, 2022 • 58M

Ep. 9 - O Canada: A look at Ontario's healthcare


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Progressive American politicians frequently point to Canada’s Medicare system as a wonderful alternative to what we have in the United States. In that system, the federal government allots an amount of money to each province for them to handle healthcare individually. How Ontario handles that task was a hot topic at the premier debate a few weeks ago. In this episode of the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron dive deep into the functionality of the Canadian healthcare system and the ideas (or lack thereof) of Premier Doug Ford (Progressive Conservative Party) and party leaders Andrea Horwarth (Ontario New Democratic Party) and Steve Del Duca (Ontario Liberal Party).

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Articles mentioned in this week’s program:

What is Bill 124 and how is it affecting Ontario's nurses, public-sector workers? - City News

Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 - Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Canada's health care system -

How Long is Too Long? Canadian Healthcare Wait Times - Benefits by Design

Doug Ford’s Government Wants to Privatize Parts of the Health Care System To Reduce COVID-19 Surgical Backlog - Press Progress