Sep 30 2010
…that refugees in Canada do not have easy access to surgery with one exception? Yup, you guessed it: Abortion.
When it comes to surgery, the federal plan appears to be much stricter than what Canadians are offered through provincial health care. Other than abortions, which appear to be offered and paid for on demand, all surgeries must be either an emergency or deemed essential by a doctor.
I can’t imagine many legitimate refugees wanting this “benefit” though. You escape an oppressive regime and travel a great distance, all to arrive in a new, safe place so that you can… kill your unborn child? Doesn’t really resonate with me.