Public Health Care

We will strengthen health care and make sure all Canadians get the high-quality care they deserve.

For more than a decade, Conservative inaction put the future of our public health care system at risk. We reversed that worrisome trend, moving forward with new health accords, investing billions more, and making sure that home care and mental health services have the funding they need to make a real difference in people’s lives.

We will continue to collaborate with the provinces and territories to move forward with more accessible care, shorter wait times, and better health outcomes, and we will:

  • make sure that every Canadian has access to a family doctor or primary health care team, improving the quality of care for the nearly five million Canadians who today lack access;
  • set clear national standards for access to mental health services so Canadians can get the support they need quickly, when they need it most;
  • continue to make home care and palliative caremore available across the country; and
  • take the critical next steps to implement national universal pharmacare so that all Canadians have the drug coverage they need at an affordable price.

We will back up these commitments with an additional commitment of $6billion over the next four years, tied to outcomes and negotiated with the provinces and territories.