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Premier Stephen McNeil, leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, has been re-elected for another four-year mandate.
Thanks to the concerted efforts of Nova Scotians, health care was the number one issue throughout the election campaign.
During the campaign, doctors raised concerns about physician recruitment and retention and Nova Scotians’ access to primary care. They also offered a number of solutions to help fix pressing health-care issues.
In addition, almost 1,000 people used our website to send emails to the leaders of the provincial political parties. By raising your voice in support of doctors, patients and the health-care system, readers like you helped ensure that health care remained a priority for every party.
Your emails made a difference. Because of them, Premier McNeil committed to improving health care in our province. His commitments included:
Primary care renewal:
Physician involvement in health system change:
Physician recruitment and retention:
Doctors Nova Scotia looks forward to working with Premier McNeil and his government to improve access to primary care, to create a physician recruitment and retention strategy, and to ensure physicians are at the table to help create the kind of change needed in our health-care system.
The association is also looking forward to working with new and returning Progressive Conservative and New Democrat MLAs to improve care for every Nova Scotian.
Doctors Nova Scotia will continue to advocate on behalf of the province’s doctors to make sure these election promises become a reality.