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From: Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition
Kudos to CBC for finally reporting a critical analysis of this Wait Times Survey which you may have heard about in the news last week. An interesting note: We were contacted to do some media interviews about it last week but after I told the media people who contacted me that I was going to talk about the bias in the survey and our concerns with how it is used, they were not interested.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott, the provincial Health Ministers and Finance Ministers concluded their talks today without agreeing to make changes to the federal funding of the Health Accord. This should be on the agenda for the Premier’s meeting in December as the Premier’s have requested.
The issues of adequate retirement income security and seniors’ poverty figured prominently in the 2015 Canadian federal election—as well they should have. Ensuring the economic well-being of Canada’s growing population of seniors is an important and complex public policy challenge that the new federal government must grapple with.