At a closed-door event, Alberta United Conservative candidate Miranda Rosin called for “two-tiered” health care for the rich and poor.
Here is the video from the meeting.
The comment comes days after increasing speculation that Jason Kenney will look to privatize parts of health care service delivery if he becomes Premier.
At a press conference, Kenney promised to conduct a review to find efficiencies within the system, with some speculating that could mean outsourcing.
Doug Ford conducted a similar review in his first months in office. Critics claimed it was nothing more than an attempt to justify slashing services.
In the same news conference, Kenney also expressed support for privatizing minor procedures, saying “We’re open to that kind of common-sense competition”.
Conservatives across the country have increasingly made moves to privatize health care.
Doug Ford’s government was recently accused of laying the groundwork to privatize health services such as hospitals, and a report by the Toronto Star outline how rich corporations and Conservatives planned to fund lawsuits against public health care and increase privatization across Canada.