Please respond to these important questions.
Our question is, if elected, what action will your government take to ensure that all Nova Scotians are guaranteed safe and timely access to essential cancer care?
Your response will be circulated to cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors in Nova Scotia and included on our website at www.survivornet.ca. Links to your responses will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Response from candidate:
Dear Ms. Manthorne,
An Atlantica Party (AP) government would work diligently to ensure that the essential cancer care backlog would be cleared.
If you view our platform you and your members will see that the Atlantica Party has no specific policy to address your concerns. However, unlike the other parties, we do not believe in making band-aid political promises during an election campaign. Instead, we take a more comprehensive view. Nova Scotia is a poor province. We have spoken to people on the doorstep who have concerns about our health infrastructure’s limitations. To be blunt, there are not enough resources in Nova Scotia to provide a substantive upgrade to the system that everyone would like to see.
By “not enough resources”, we mean more debt cannot be incurred, taxes and costs cannot be raised, and other programs cannot be cut back in tangible ways to free up funding. Given that the national health care system is archaic when it comes to private-sector delivery, this leaves the one real option open to us – grow the economy and make Nova Scotians wealthier. This will ease childhood poverty, cancer backlogs, and food insecurity. This will also expand the tax base, and with increased revenues, a discussion can be had about health reforms and others. So how do we make Nova Scotia wealthier? By adopting AP’s economic measures outlined in our platform – harness the free market in addition.
Nova Scotia Atlantica Party