As per the survey, around 30.8 percent of Canadians taking part in the recent survey admit health care in Canada as the most highly rated issue for the nation. Issue of jobs and Canadian economy are the issues of top concerns of around 27.5 percent of Canadians in the survey.
Healthcare is above jobs, education and economy---The percentage of survey respondents giving top rating to education and environment was stated to be 5.8 percent and 5.1 percent. Soaring taxes in Canada were rated major concerns for the upcoming federal elections by four percent of survey respondents.
According to Liberal candidate for Ottawa-Orleans, David Bertschi, healthcare seems to be the top priority of Canadians. Canadian voters voiced their concerns with regard to poor access of medical and healthcare services and health hub of east end.
Healthcare top issue for majority of provincial Canadians—Canadians residing in provinces of Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Manitoba, Alberta and Northwest Territories agree healthcare to be their most significant issue. Percentage of Canadians favoring healthcare is stated to be 35 percent (Alberta), 39 percent (Saskatchewan), 33 percent (Manitoba), 34 percent (Nunavut), and 28 percent (Northwest Territories).
Health hub, Orleans---Bertschi added that healthcare seems to be eating up a larger share of provincial budgets and that is the reason why healthcare hub (Orleans) is crucial. Healcare Hub, Orleans will assist Canadians in providing them with emergency healthcare services including shifting from emergency room in a cost-effective way, he maintained.
A total of $150 million has been set aside for the Health hub for reducing waiting times and costs for Canadians for health services outside hospitals. Health hub will have the facility of dialysis, community care, surgery, mental health and Orleans Urgent Care Clinic.
There is an urgent and long-standing need to promote healthy living among Canadians, asserted Paul Maillet, an Ottawa-Orleans Green candidate. Out of ten, two Prairie and Northern Canadian voters will go for changing their vote if the party currently supported by them does not focus on future healthcare of Canadians. The Nanos survey was undertaken for two days from April 13 till April 15.