Several federal election candidates gathered in Surrey on Tuesday to debate the state of seniors’ health care.
Dianne Watts, who is vying to represent South Surrey-White Rock for the Conservatives, says she believes starting locally first.
“What are the needs of the community? What are the gaps, how do we fill those gaps and make sure it’s a cohesive system?”
Liberal candidate Ken Hardie, hoping to win the seat in Fleetwood-Port Kells, says the Tories have done the opposite of that.
“As mayor, I think Dianne was very progressive in understanding what the community needed by talking to people. The government she wants to represent has not done that and we’ve all suffered for it.”
Claire Martin, the Green Party’s candidate in North Vancouver, and Pixie Hobby, the NDP’s contender in South Surrey-White Rock, said the health care system needs long-term funding and better coordination.
The event was hosted by the BC Care Providers Association.