From mandatory vaccines to ‘conscience rights,’ health issues are top of mind during Canada’s 2021 election.
This September, as we all try to adjust to the country re-opening even as COVID cases continue, Canadians will head to the polls for a federal election. While health-related issues are always important during elections, this year the subject of health and healthcare policy is centre stage: from mandatory vaccines and sick leave to “conscience rights,” long-term care and mental health, Canadians will be assessing each party’s promises as they decide who to support.
Not all of the major parties have released their full platforms, and some new issues will likely emerge as election day draws closer. We’ll update this story as new details emerge.