Good point. Why are the Liberals making health care their number one priority in this election? They don’t know the first thing about it. Medicare is constitutionally a provincial jurisdiction. The only thing Ottawa gets to decide about health care in Canada is how much money they’re going to throw at it. And in that, it seems, all parties agree – they’ve all promised to restore billions of dollars in federal funding (let’s not forget who cut the billions in the first place).
So why is this a priority? It’s not. It’s a distraction. The Liberals are running scared right now, especially in light of recent polls that peg Liberal support in Ontario at 33%. At this point, the Grits will do anything to draw attention away from Adscam, the gun registry and other billion dollar boondoggles, and their relationship to their provincial cousins.