Are politicians hurting health care?

As part of The Search, CBC is hosting public forums in three communities to talk about health care. Tuesday's forum was in Halifax and asked the question: Are politicians hurting health care?

CBC Nova Scotia was in Halifax, hosting the 2nd of 3 public forums as part of The Search

CBC Nova Scotia is hosting its third public forum in Yarmouth next week. (Melissa Oakley/CBC News)

It's an issue that touches every Nova Scotian: health care.

This month, CBC Nova Scotia is taking an in-depth look at the province's doctor shortage, analyzing how it emerged, what's being done to try to fix it and what can be learned from other parts of the country facing a similar challenge.

As part of The Search, CBC is hosting public forums in three communities to talk about health care. Tonight's forum was in Halifax and asked the question: Are politicians hurting health care?

The three panellists who took part in the discussion were:

  • Dr. Cindy Forbes, a family physician in Fall River, a past president of the Canadian Medical Association and past president of Doctors Nova Scotia.
  • Mary Jane Hampton, a health-care consultant with more than two decades of experience in the health-care system. She established the Provincial Health Council in Nova Scotia and is a frequent columnist on health issues for the CBC's Information Morning.
  • Randy Delorey, the minister of health. He took over the portfolio in June 2017.

CBC Nova Scotia is also hosting a public forum in Yarmouth next week. The public is invited to join that discussion. You can RSVP by emailing thesearch@cbc.ca

The event will also be live streamed on CBC.ca/NS and CBC Nova Scotia's Facebook page, where we'll be taking questions from the digital audience

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