MacFarlane to host Town Hall meeting in Bridgewater

June 06, 2018 at 7:56 am

Progressive Conservative leader Karla MacFarlane and PC Health Critic Eddie Orrell invite people to come share their stories about the broken healthcare system.

The official opposition is hosting a Town Hall meeting about the state of healthcare at the Best Western Plus in Bridgewater on June 13, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. South Shore MLAs Kim Masland and Chris d’Entremont will also be in attendance.

“The healthcare system is in shambles and Nova Scotians are suffering because of it,” says MacFarlane. “Nova Scotia’s biggest asset is its people and I want to hear people’s ideas about this crisis and how we can make things better.”

“This crisis is so much bigger than we know,” says Queens-Shelburne MLA Kim Masland. “Not every person who suffers at the hands of our healthcare system shows up in the paper or on the news. We want to hear the untold stories of how this system is failing people.”

Argyle-Barrington MLA Chris d’Entremont says that the Liberal government is out of touch with people in these areas and wants people to know they are heard.

“Healthcare affects every person in this province,” says d’Entremont.  “We want wide-spread participation so the Liberal government grasps how serious this situation has become.”

MacFarlane wants people to know that she and her fellow MLAs will continue bringing healthcare to the forefront.

“We will keep being the thorn in the side of this government for as long as they continue to take slow action on this issue,” says MacFarlane, noting that she too doesn’t have a family doctor. “We know lives are at stake and we won’t go quietly.”

MacFarlane will be hosting town halls around Nova Scotia in the coming weeks to discuss the current state of the healthcare system.