We attended the all-candidates meeting at Craig Bay last week. We listened to a very heartfelt story from Conservative candidate John Duncan about the diagnosis of his wife’s cancer. We are heartened that his wife is now cancer free.
Duncan told us a story about how Canadian doctors considered his wife’s cancer to be untreatable. He then told us that he took his wife to the U.S. and had her cancer successfully treated.
Also in The NEWS recently there was an ad with Duncan’s picture and name, claiming “The Truth About Health Care” and stating that “the Conservative government has made major investments in health care.”
Yet Duncan had to take his wife to the U.S. for treatment.
We would like him to tell us if Canadian doctors are poorly educated and unable to treat serious illnesses, or is he saying he would like Canada to have privatized health care like in the U.S.
As retired members of this community we do not have the resources like Duncan, with his large tax-payer funded income, to be treated in the U.S. should we incur a serious illness.
Ron and Marsha BergenCoombs