Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Pearson provided health care not to some, but all Canadians no matter what race, gender, status, or ﬁnancial situation. When Pearsonʼs Minister of National Health and Welfare, Allan J. MacEachen,introduced the idea for health care at the House of Commons he stated, “The government of Canada believes that all Canadians should be able to obtain health services of high quality according to their need for such services and irrespective of their ability to pay. We believe that the only practical and effective way of doing this is through a universal, prepaid, government-sponsored scheme.” MacEachen is explaining that he believes all people deserve health care even if they cannot pay. This shows that even though Universal Healthcare doesn't seem like an equal rights act Pearson and his government intended it to be. They wanted to keep everyone healthy not just people that could pay a lot of money for it. Also, even though the Canadian Pension Plan just takes employed peopleʼs money and returns it to them month by month after retirement, it still promotes equality especially to elders. The Pension Plan offers a smart way for adults to save money for
their retirement. Many adults donʼt know how to go about thinking and planning for their retirement but the pension plan helps them to do so in a way that wonʼt effect their current ﬁnancial situation. The plan offers everyone a chance to have a chance at a good comfortable retirement that they may not have gotten otherwise.