Saying it’s a wake up call for all parties heading into the federal election campaign, the Canadian Cancer Society has issued its election platform.
It says the current federal approach to health has serious gaps in cancer care, just as the country braces for a dramatic rise in the number of cancer cases.
It says the next government must adopt plain packaging rules for tobacco and replace the current Federal Tobacco Control Strategy.
It says federal investments in health research have flat-lined since 2008, and there is no plan for future investments to keep pace with population growth or rising costs.
And it says most Canadians lack reliable, affordable access to palliative care.
To view the full statement, click here.