August 29, 2015
Harper Announces Long-Term Support For The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a re-elected Harper government would renew the mandate of the Canadian Partnership against Cancer for another five years, beginning in 2017.
“Millions of Canadians are affected by cancer, either through personal struggle, or by supporting a family member who suffers from this devasting disease,” the Prime Minister said. “Our support for the Canadian Partnership against Cancer is part of our ongoing commitment to keep Canadians and their families healthy, and to fund cutting-edge cancer research leading us on the path to a cure.”
The Harper Government launched the Canadian Partnership against Cancer in 2006 and renewed its mandate for five years in 2007. The Partnership is carrying out invaluable work that is producing real results. These include reducing the expected number of new cases of cancer among Canadians; enhancing the quality of life for those living with cancer; and increasing the likelihood of Canadians surviving from cancer.
The Conservative Government’s support for the Canadian Partnership against Cancer reflects our ongoing commitment to Canada’s publicly-funded, universally accessible and sustainable health care system, and our respect for provincial jurisdiction over health care delivery.
“Our government is committed to a publicly-funded, universally accessible and sustainable health care system,” said Prime Minister Harper, noting the government’s strong record of supporting ground-breaking research into cancer and other diseases as well as consistent, sustainable increases to the Canada Health Transfer.
“Justin is just not capable of managing Canada’s finances and ensuring that health transfers continue to increase while budgets remain balanced and taxes stay low,” the Prime Minister said. “When his Liberal party was in government, it reduced the deficit by slashing health transfers to provinces, directly impacting health care services to Canadians.”
“Thomas Mulcair and the NDP say that they will spend even more on health transfers but haven’t said how they will pay for it,” the Prime Minister said. “Based on their record in numerous provinces, the NDP will embark upon out-of-control spending, wrecking the economy and leading to economic chaos. We cannot have a strong health care system without a strong economy. That’s why Canadians who rely on our health care system simply cannot afford Mulcair and the NDP.”
August 29, 2015 For immediate release Harper Announces Long-Term Support For The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer