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CLICK TO READ MY COLUMN: Western Standard Publication

Let’s have an adult conversation about the Canadian healthcare system and how it needs to evolve to meet today’s needs. The only way I can see this being successful is furthering the conversation on a public-private partnership. Not everybody will like this, but let’s be realistic: The system is failing and has been for quite some time.

I posted a twitter poll months ago asking the question “Would you support a mixed public-private healthcare system?”, just to see how informed people are about the healthcare system. The responses were mixed suggest that only 17% of the people were aware that Canada already has a private health care option.

The results of the poll showed well over 80% of people were in favor, but let’s again be realistic, this is a twitter poll which is usually limited. However, it’s about as scientific as the media polls you see online which are easily manipulated should that ‘subset’ of people I mentioned earlier, get ahold of it.

Regardless, various polling suggests a vast majority of Canadians surveyed, 85 per cent, now say they believe “drastic changes” are needed to the health care system.

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Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.