Health is at risk

Federal measure will do little more than hurt patient care

The issue brought for the first reading in the House Commons (Bill C-31) an amendment to Immigration policy on health care delivery is truly deceiving the Canadian public by portraying immigrants as abusing our health care system.

This is most certainly not the case.

In an effort to save on health care spending the federal government sees fit to stop funding to new immigrants to Canada to the point of even disallowing claims for basic health care coverage.  I am a Registered Nurse (BSN, MSNc) and feel gravely concerned that these dangerous changes will threaten the lives and well-being of people who have already experienced trauma and hardship before they arrived in Canada.

Nurses as well as physicians have united across Canada to express their concerns over this recent legislation and I for one feel that it’s racist and not representative of what we value as Canadians.

On Monday June 18, health care providers united across Canada in protest  against the poor policy-making decision by our Conservative government under the direction of Steven Harper.

I urge your readers to investigate and write their local Members of Parliament, who are representatives of the public whom they oath to serve.

If enough people can take the time to write, e-mail, or phone local constituencies, perhaps there is a chance that this legislation will be stopped before the second reading.

Rae Ramsden, RN, BScN, MSNc

 

Parksville

 

 

The issue brought for the first reading in the House Commons (Bill C-31) an amendment to Immigration policy on health care delivery is truly deceiving the Canadian public by portraying immigrants as abusing our health care system.

This is most certainly not the case.

In an effort to save on health care spending the federal government sees fit to stop funding to new immigrants to Canada to the point of even disallowing claims for basic health care coverage.  I am a Registered Nurse (BSN, MSNc) and feel gravely concerned that these dangerous changes will threaten the lives and well-being of people who have already experienced trauma and hardship before they arrived in Canada.

Nurses as well as physicians have united across Canada to express their concerns over this recent legislation and I for one feel that it’s racist and not representative of what we value as Canadians.

On Monday June 18, health care providers united across Canada in protest  against the poor policy-making decision by our Conservative government under the direction of Steven Harper.

I urge your readers to investigate and write their local Members of Parliament, who are representatives of the public whom they oath to serve.

If enough people can take the time to write, e-mail, or phone local constituencies, perhaps there is a chance that this legislation will be stopped before the second reading.

Rae Ramsden, RN, BScN, MSNc

 

Parksville