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LETTER: Chipping away at public health

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EDITOR:

I commend Mona O’Shea, president of PEINU, and Karen Jackson, president of UPSE, for bringing to the attention of Islanders, the issue of privatizing health care on P.E.I. (Guardian May 14.) Every Islander should be writing, calling, using whatever means possible, to let their MLA know that private health care is not the way our public health care system should be going.

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The government has given $450,00 to Medavie, without any public discussion or public tender, to have EMTs perform a job that is being done by qualified nurses. Canadians refer to our universal health care as the most important aspect of being Canadian. The MacLauchlan government should not be chipping away at such an important service.

Leah-Jane Hayward,

President, NDP P.E.I.

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