Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Premier Wynne: Safeguard Medicare by Immediately Banning Medical Tourism and Rejecting For-Profit Plasma Collection


As the 41st Parliament begins at Queen’s Park this week, now is the perfect time to reaffirm that Ontario’s publicly funded health system needs to be protected and strengthened.

Our treasured health system is under attack by those who seek profit-making opportunities from the provision of health services. The tragedy is that now, the enemy is from within. Experiments with medical tourism are underway by hospitals in Toronto which are soliciting "pay-for-treatment" patients from abroad. These experiments are eroding the quality and accessibility of health services for all Ontarians.

For similar ethical and evidence-based policy reasons, it is critical that the provincial government quickly prohibits for-profit plasma collection.

What Can YOU Do?

  • Sign the action alert below addressed to Premier Kathleen Wynne; Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care; Jim Wilson, Interim Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario; and Andrea Horwath, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario.
  • Share this action alert with your networks.

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