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The West Block: Jan. 15, 2023 | Nova Scotia ER deaths prompt calls for federal health care funding

Healthcare access for all is something Canadians expect, but hospitals can’t keep up. Nova Scotian Allison Holthoff died while waiting more than six hours to be seen by a doctor in emergency care. Now, her husband, Gunter, says something needs to change. ‘The West Block’ guest host David Akin sat down with Dr. Michael Howlett, president of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, and Dr. Alika Lafontaine, president of the Canadian Medical Association, to talk about what’s needed to save Canada’s health-care system. Plus, Akin asks Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston about what he’s doing right now to ensure Nova Scotians can trust emergency room care going forward.