CFPC is committed to working with federal government to support a strong health care system

October 20, 2015

(October 20, 2015, Mississauga, ON) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) welcomes Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on their federal election victory and all who were elected or re-elected as Members of Parliament (MP). The CFPC commits to working with the new federal government to strengthen Canadian health care and family medicine.

 “The CFPC has consistently called for federal leadership as vital to sustaining and improving our cherished, universal, single-payer health care system,” says CFPC’s President, Garey Mazowita, MD, CCFP, FCFP. “With the conclusion of the federal general election, the CFPC is ready to work with the government, and all MPs to help ensure the health care system meets the public’s needs.”

The CFPC’s Election Guide was live throughout the course of the campaign, receiving over 50,000 visits. The website summarizes the health care commitments made by the national federal parties before and during the campaign period. We also know that health care was, and continues to be, a top policy issue for Canadians.

 “A number of commitments were made during the course of the general election” adds CFPC’s Executive Director and CEO, Francine Lemire, MD CM,CCFP, FCFP, CAE. “We were encouraged by the Liberal Party’s announced plans for investing in home care, reducing costs of prescription medications, enhancing collaboration to support innovative research and practice in health care delivery, expansion of mental health services, and a strategy to improve child and youth health issues.The CFPC pledges to advocate on behalf of its 35,000 members to hold the government to account.”

About the College of Family Physicians

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) represents more than 35,000 members across the country. It is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians. The College provides quality services and programs, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of family physicians and the specialty of family medicine. The CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools.

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Susan Monic
Manager, Communications Services
College of Family Physicians of Canada
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