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Horgan says he may follow B.C. couple’s lead and place ad for federal health-care cash

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says he’s contemplating taking the identical strategy as a Victoria couple who positioned a newspaper advert to discover a household physician in his try and stress the federal authorities to extend well being funding.

Horgan says the commercial labored for Janet and Michael Mort, who now have a household physician after months of looking out, main him to presumably make use of the identical tactic after earlier failed makes an attempt to safe extra federal well being {dollars}.

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Nonetheless, Janet Mort says she’s not completely satisfied she and her husband needed to resort to public actions to get well being care and he or she’s offended by Horgan’s “tongue-in-cheek response.”

Mort, who’s an Order of B.C. recipient for her work in public schooling, says she’s written a letter to Horgan asking for a gathering to debate repairing well being care in B.C., with or with out federal assist.

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Mort says a number of docs contacted her following the position of the advert within the Victoria Instances-Colonist and her 82-year-old husband now has an appointment Thursday together with his new household physician.

Horgan says Canada’s premiers lobbied the federal authorities for elevated well being funding final month throughout conferences in Victoria.

About 1,000,000 individuals in B.C. don’t have a household physician.

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Shirley Bond, chief of the Official Opposition BC Liberals, condemned Horgan’s Wednesday feedback as “flippant.”

“The premier’s flippant remark may be very disrespectful to the British Columbians who really feel very involved about getting the well being care they want,” she stated on the legislature.

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In a tweet, she added that “motion is lengthy overdue,” and the advert is indicative of “the state of our well being care system” beneath Horgan’s watch.

With information from World Information’ Richard Zussman

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