How can we even be thinking of a new, extraordinarily expensive social program when we have not fully implemented the universal healthcare program they take credit for?
Our current healthcare does not universally cover either drugs, eye care or dental. As an example, diabetes is a life-threatening disease that is on the rise in Canada, yet the cost of medicines and testing equipment needed to treat and control this condition is not covered by our government funded healthcare system. Necessities such a eye examinations and physiotherapy, not to mention abscessed teeth, are also excluded—at least, they are here in Ontario.
Until we have implemented truly universal, comprehensive healthcare, I could never support the funding of still another major social program. This is fiscal irresponsibility at its worse.
I think we are beginning to see why the left-wing parties have been salivating at the thought of getting their hands on the billions of dollars in the new “carbon taxes” they are all proposing.
Hidden agenda? You bet!