The Association of Registered Nurses of BC
Election Issues and Platforms

Public vs Private Health Care
* Party platforms will be updated regularly. If you are aware of any commitments made by the parties, please let us know at
B.C. Liberals New Democratic Party B.C. Conservatives Green Party
  • Committed to cutting MSP premiums in half for individuals with a family net income up to $120,000, with the goal of eliminating MSP premiums. Read more...
  • Not opposed to paid plasma clinics.
  • In favour of eliminating MSP premiums.
  • Supports publicly funded health care through progressive taxation. Read more...

Be Informed! Take a look at ARNBC's Resources:

What Do Nurses Expect Government to Do?

  • Protect our universally accessible and publicly-funded healthcare system.

Ask the Candidates!

  • How do you think the growth of private medical clinics will impact the healthcare system in B.C. and across Canada, and where will your government stand on the subject of protecting Medicare in B.C.?
  • Should the provincial government be engaged in conversation around private/public healthcare, and what should the role of government be in moving forward?
  • Do you envision a way to include public, private and not-for-profit healthcare under the Canada Health Act and what would that look like?
  • What are the implications for the health of British Columbians if a two-tier system comes into effect in Canada?