May 22nd, 2012
While health care is the jurisdiction of the provinces, there are some health care issues in which the federal government does get involved. Let me give you one example: brain research.
One in three Canadians will face a neurological disorder, injury, or psychiatric disease at some point in their lives. Common brain disorders include depression; Alzheimer’s; brain tumors; traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia.
That is why the Conservative government announced funding to establish the Canada Brain Research Fund: in order to advance the understanding and treatment of brain disorders.
This new fund will provide up to $100 million to the Brain Canada Foundation. The Foundation will then raise matching funding through private donations and charitable contributions, thereby doubling the impact of the federal dollars.
It may not be front line health care, but the Canada Brain Research Fund is a great initiative that will benefit the entire country.
I’m Brad Trost, your Member of Parliament in Saskatoon-Humboldt. You can reach my office in Saskatoon at 975-6133. Feel free to drop by my two offices for a visit: Saskatoon (Monday to Friday) or Humboldt (Tuesday and Wednesday). I always appreciate your feedback.