Author Topic: The Trudeau Brand  (Read 58461 times)

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Offline waldo

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Re: The Trudeau Brand
« Reply #1185 on: March 02, 2021, 12:20:14 am »
Feds can transfer money but can they force provinces to implement federal programs without their consent?  I very much doubt that.
The feds just can't ram something through, the provinces would need to be on board, and from what it seems the provinces would need to implement their own programs and the feds could help fund them.

what's with the gorgeous strawman, hey! You're the only one talking about, 'federal government forcing'... 'without provincial consent'... 'feds ramming something through'... etc.. Try reading the following that speaks of a cooperative working relationship between the federal government and the provinces... of a partnership between the federal government and the provinces... of not imposing a political decision from the federal government...

Quote from: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
The NDP are pulling a political stunt to try to demonstrate that it could do it with the wave of a magic wand. We work in the real world here. No Canadian should have to make a choice between buying medication and putting food on the table. We will therefore continue to work towards national universal pharmacare. We will do so in respect of the Constitution and in partnership with the provinces and not impose a political decision from Ottawa. We believe in partnership as the path forward.

as I highlighted earlier, to implement Universal Pharmacare for Canadians, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare is recommending a vehicle separate and distinct from the Canada Health Act; is recommending:
Ottawa work with provinces and territories on a pharmacare system reflecting the five principles of: public, portable, comprehensive, universal, and accessible. The report also recommended the federal government “enshrine the principles and national standards of pharmacare in federal legislation, separate and distinct from the Canada Health Act, to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to partnership on national pharmacare and provide for a dedicated funding arrangement.”

so telling when Gorgeous resorts to plying yet another strawman!  ;D