Where are Lib­eral health-care prom­ises?

The Amherst News - - COMMUNITY -

To the editor,

I re­ceived a call from a cit­i­zen to dis­cuss the cur­rent health cri­sis in Cum­ber­land County.

This per­son was very frus­trated with the cur­rent state of our health sys­tem and reach­ing out to whomever she could to try to find an­swers. We spoke about 10 min­utes and I ex­plained the is­sue from my point of view.

This is a pro­vin­cial mat­ter and our MLAs are our point of con­tact. I also ex­plained that fi­nally ci­ti­zens are speak­ing out thanks to Dr. Brian Fer­gu­son and his ef­forts.

Af­ter we spoke I found lit­er­a­ture left from last by-elec­tion. The Lib­eral lit­er­a­ture talked about stronger health care and pro­tect­ing our most valu­able neigh­bours, re­cruit­ing 20 new fam­ily doc­tors and 15 new specialists each year - and the list goes on.

My ques­tion is: what is our gov­ern­ment do­ing? Each and ev­ery tax­payer de­serves a health sys­tem with­out Band Aid fixes like we cur­rently have. Un­for­tu­nately, we all do not live in Hal­i­fax.

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