VIDEO: Jagmeet Singh Pledges To Build New Hospital, But That’s Provincial Jurisdiction

Making a promise that can’t be kept.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says an NDP government would get a new local hospital built in Brampton, Ontario.

Except, that’s not a promise he can actually make, or even keep.

That’s because healthcare is a provincial jurisdiction.

The federal government can give the provinces money, and can partner up on the cost of projects, but cannot direct the construction of a local hospital, since that decision is made provincially.

You can watch Singh’s remarks below:

“In Brampton, Ont., NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh commits to getting new local hospital built, says it’s provincial jurisdiction but party can’t stand by when Conservatives don’t see importance of investing in health-care, and Liberals have neglected responsibilities”

Singh is likely counting on few people actually fact-checking his remarks, making it seem like he can deliver on something that he simply cannot, even in the improbable circumstance in which the NDP wins.

Spencer Fernando

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