In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Sean Speer was joined by Dr. Shawn Whatley, also an MLI Munk Senior Fellow, to discuss healthcare and pharmacare reform in anticipation of the upcoming Canadian federal election. Recent polling indicates that Canadians are increasingly prioritizing healthcare on their list of voting issues. As a healthcare practitioner who has sat on local and provincial health boards across Ontario, Whatley is a leading expert on the future of Canadian healthcare.
Throughout their conversation, Whatley and Speer discuss the way forward for federal-provincial funding relationships regarding pharmaceuticals and effective healthcare. Whatley and Speer also debunk some myths about regarding single-payer pharmacare plan, suggesting that it is not the most effective model for Canada. With an election coming up, this comprehensive conversation sets the stage for better understanding the debate around healthcare in Canada.