U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was in Toronto this past weekend speaking at the University of Toronto's Convocation Hall. And he had a very clear message for Canadians: say it loud and say it proud.
The former presidential candidate of the Democratic Party arrived in Toronto for his speech and to assess our hospitals and health care system firsthand in his continued efforts to bring a similar comprehensive system to the United States.
Speaking to a massive crowd at his sold-out event, Sanders told Canadians that it is time for us to speak up loudly and proudly about our nationwide healthcare system. Addressing the crowd, which included Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Sanders said, "I know that Canadians are well-known throughout the world as gentle and kind people. Be a little bit louder. Stand up and fight for what you have achieved and defend it."
His call to action and adoration of our country's access to health care also accurately addressed some of the issues or flaws evident in our universal health care system. But compared to the flawed Medicare system currently in place in the United States that leaves about 28 million people (which is close to ALL of Canada's population) without medical care, our system would be a dream to Americans like Sanders.
Source: Huffington Post