September 14, 2015 1:37 pm
Updated: September 14, 2015 2:31 pm

Mulcair says NDP government will spend $500M on clinics, hiring healthcare workers

WATCH ABOVE: NDP leader Tom Mulcair announces plan to expand clinics and hire healthcare workers to provide greater access to doctors for Canadians


VANCOUVER – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says his party has earmarked half a billion dollars over the next four years to build clinics and hire more health care professionals.

The NDP’s proposal involves investing 300-million dollars to build 200 additional clinics and spending 200-million to create recruitment grants for health care providers.

New Democrats say they want to provide stable long-term health funding and work with the provinces and territories to help Canadians access care.

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Mulcair is keen to drive his message on health this week.

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In Vancouver on Sunday, the N-D-P leader announced plans to invest 1.8-billion dollars over four years to expand home care for 41-thousand seniors, create five-thousand additional nursing beds and improve palliative care services.

The party plans to release its full financial framework ahead of Thursday’s debate in Calgary on the economy.

Mulcair has been focusing his political sights as of late on B-C, where the party hopes it can bolster its seat count from 12 to at least 24 seats.

The party’s senior campaign adviser, Brad Lavigne, says Mulcair will continue to circle back to the province due to growth prospects for the party.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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