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We will no doubt have to dig deeper to pay for medicare

The dawning realization by the Liberal government that health care is the priority for most Canadians should begin the process of reform of the medicare system, now long overdue. The increasing frequency of doctor shortages, work stoppages by medical professionals, a lack of hospital beds, long waits for treatment, soaring costs of prescription drugs and closures of health care facilities are common themes across the country these days. Canadians are ready for change and it seems their leaders have gotten the message.

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We will no doubt have to dig deeper to pay for medicare

The dawning realization by the Liberal government that health care is the priority for most Canadians should begin the process of reform of the medicare system, now long overdue. The increasing frequency of doctor shortages, work stoppages by medical professionals, a lack of hospital beds, long waits for treatment, soaring costs of prescription drugs and closures of health care facilities are common themes across the country these days. Canadians are ready for change and it seems their leaders have gotten the message.

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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