Justin Trudeau slams Doug Ford as he lays out 'down payment' for pharmacare and better health services - 2019-09-23

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F94.png Justin Trudeau slams Doug Ford as he lays out 'down payment' for pharmacare and better health services September 23, 2019, Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star

OTTAWA—Billing himself as the antidote to health cuts by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is promising to make a $6-billion "down payment" towards a national pharmacare program and improved access to family doctors and mental health services.

Speaking to reporters during a campaign stop in Hamilton Monday, Trudeau said as prime minister he would offer provinces and territories $6 billion to provide better health care in the three areas he marked as Liberal priorities.

At the same time, the Liberal leader repeatedly raised the spectre of a recalcitrant Ford blocking federal progress on improved health care. Mentioning the premier's name upwards of a dozen times, Trudeau criticized the Ontario government for cancelling a short-lived program to cover medications for children and young adults, and suggested Canadians who want better health care should be wary of electing a federal Conservative government led by Andrew Scheer.

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