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Use public health care to attract investors — Adrian Dix

BC NDP leader pushes province to capitalize on competitive edge.

Dix: Government diminishes province's competitive advantage by undermining public health care.Vancouver, BC, May 4, 2011: In the Vancouver Sun, Adrian Dix calls on BC to market its public health care system as a cost-cutting incentive to foreign enterprise, as does Ontario. Dix points to cost increases for privatized health care in the USA to oppose proposed cuts to public health care.

"British Columbia's economic assets are often seen in terms of geography — its natural resources, proximity to markets in Asia, and extraordinary natural beauty. But according to international research, BC is a better choice for enterprise than Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other commercial centres, in part because of its public health care system. Vancouver and Prince George occupy the top spots in KPMG's biannual Competitive Alternatives Survey, which ranks cities according to the cost advantage they provide companies. Our 'competitive advantage' is less now than a decade ago, but still significantÂ…"

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Posted: May 11, 2011

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