Preston Manning - Still Trying To KILL Publicly Funded Health Care In Canada!
Since that time, Preston Manning has been sniping from the sidelines, spewing his right wing ideology ad nauseam into the Canadian political area.
He is at it again:
"The answer for Canada lies in finally biting the bullet and doing what most of the world's other industrialized countries (with the exception of the U.S.) have done, and that is establish a well-balanced two-track health-care system, providing for both public and private health-care insurance, delivery and financing."
Preston Manning HATES Medicare! He is one of those far right advocates of an 'unfettered free market' .. you know, the same folks who have brought the world to economic collapse with their drive for a completely unregulated corporate environment. No matter how he phrases it, ultimately, Preston Manning wants Canada to have the same private insurance format that is failing Americans in the USA!
Preston has been after this goal for a long time. In an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press, in 2004, Frances Russel wrote:
"Earlier this month, the (Frsaser) institute held its 30th anniversary dinner attended by luminaries of the Canadian Right like Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, Alberta Premier Ralph Klein, former Reform Leader Preston Manning and former Ontario Premier Mike Harris. Founder and president Michael Walker mapped out an ambitious plan for the future. Having won the battles against universality, deficits and debt, Mr. Walker said the institute will be turning its sights on privatising health and education. With millions of dollars in its coffers donated annually by the Who's Who of business, get ready for more Fraser, more of the time" (Wpg Free Press - 29/10/04)
Canadians have rejected direct overtures from Preston Manning to kill Canada's publicly funded health care in the past. We should not listen to him (nor his successor) now.
Manning is getting quite an 'ass kicking' in the comments section of his article.