More Private Health Care Doesn’t Fix The Crisis

We are worried about the growing list of Islanders who can’t get a family doctor, the escalating issue of Emergency Room closures, and the increasing response times for ambulances from one end of the province to the other.

Statements made by the three Conservative Maritime Premiers during their meeting with Conservative Ontario Premier Doug Ford, has made people even more fearful of private health care on PEI.

“Dennis King’s openness to more private health care should have Islanders worried about the further deterioration of our health care system,” says Neill. “Allowing more private companies to make more money off the backs of the people of this province, is not right and he knows it – or should know it.”

The Ontario and Nova Scotia Conservatives just announced more privatization of their health care systems in the last week, which will chip away at their publicly funded health care systems. A recent study from Canada, the UK and Australia show that privately funded health services will do nothing to alleviate wait lists.

“New Democrats will fight every day for further investments into our PUBLIC health care system, which will go to the front line workers and improved care outcomes –  and not into the pockets of multi-national healthcare companies and their shareholders.”


Michelle Neill, Leader
Island New Democrats

Phone: 902-218-1590

Michelle Neill

Michelle Neill

Michelle comes from an almost 30 year career in the federal public service. She’s held various roles including team leader and assistant manager. Shortly after starting her career, she quickly involved herself in her union as a local representative.

Locally, she involves herself in community organizations including Wings on Ice Skating Club, the Charlottetown Figure Skating Club, North Star Minor Hockey Association, Skate PEI, and Hockey PEI, and most recently with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Central PEI.

She calls herself very fortunate to have an extremely supportive family, where her husband of 29 years, Robbie, and children, Keila (pronounced Kayla) and Taylor, have always supported her passion to help others even though it often meant time away from the family to gain specialized training.

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