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ANGUS CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO BACK PALLIATIVE CARE SUPPORT WITH ACTION

Posted on 24 September 2014 by admin

 Ottawa- With the Conservative government voting for NDP MP Charlie Angus’ motion for a Pan-Canadian Strategy on Palliative and End of Life Care NDP MP Charlie Angus is calling for action.

 He has written to Health Minister Rona Ambrose asking her what steps the government will take to make the palliative care commitment a reality.

 “I was pleased to hear Minister Ambrose support the New Democratic Party’s vision for palliative care. But we need more than talk we need the government to make firm commitments to make this happen.”

 Ambrose has recently stated her commitment to a federal role in palliative care. But earlier this spring Minister Ambrose stated that while she ”supports the call for a palliative care strategy” she would not promise “to launch a formal effort to create such a strategy.”

 Angus has reached across party lines to Ambrose saying parliamentarians need to work together to make this a reality.

 “I think we would both agree that if Parliament does not follow through on this bi-partisan initiative, it would be a real failure for Canadians who look to us to put our partisan interests aside in pursuit of the greater good.”

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