With the upcoming federal election scheduled for October 21, 2019, the issue of health including seniors’ care will gain increased attention as one of the public’s top concerns heading to the ballot box.
Canada Cares 2.0: Putting Seniors on the National Agenda—featuring prominent figures running in the federal election—will focus on the federal government’s role in the continuing care sector. Although health care, as outlined in section 91 of the Constitution, is largely a provincial responsibility, the federal government still has a role in specific areas such as funding, public health, research, as well as fostering best practices and innovation. The federal government also has primary responsibility for particular populations including First Nations living on reserves.
In particular, some of the important discussions as part of such a Care to Chat debate could include ways we can better meet the needs of a rapidly aging population as well as the role of the federal government in implementing national strategies on dementia, palliative care, housing, or even developing an overall strategy for seniors or health human resources (HHR). A complete synopsis can be found here.
September 10th, 2019 | 10.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Elim Village, The Oasis
Tickets are $25 for BCCPA members and $40 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served from 10 – 10.30 a.m. during registration. Program will begin at 10.30 a.m. after BCCPA’s Annual General Meeting.
Stay tuned as the slate of candidates will be announced soon.
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*Feature image from the 2015 Care to Chat all-candidates debate featuring Dianne Watts (Conservative), Ken Hardie (Liberal), Claire Martin (Green) and Pixie Hobby (NDP).