To the Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada,
WHEREAS for-profit health care is more expensive than non-profit care;
WHEREAS for-profit health care discriminates based on ability to pay;
WHEREAS for-profit health care will not reduce wait times;
WHEREAS for-profit health care is linked to higher mortality rates;
AND WHEREAS for-profit health care will open the door to the Americanization of Canada's health care system under NAFTA;
THEREFORE I JOIN WITH THE PEOPLE OF CANADA in demanding the federal government work with the provinces to stop the expansion and reduce the role of for-profit health care in Canada's medicare system.
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