Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. This year 14 people will be diagnosed with cancer daily in Saskatchewan and seven people will die from the disease. The primary prevention of cancer, or stopping cancer before it starts, has the greatest potential to reduce the burden of cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society is working hard to reduce the incidence of preventable cancers by advocating for healthy public policies.
This spring at Relay for Life events around the province, more than 5,000 people told us that they are concerned about tobacco use, the cosmetic use of pesticides and indoor tanning. Prior to and during the upcoming election campaign, we would like to make voters aware of where each party stands on these three specific issues that can have a dramatic impact on cancer incidence.
We have provided three questions to each of the political parties that are directly related to our issues. The questions we asked are below and we will have the responses posted mid-September.
|PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE (PC) PARTY
|NEW DEMOCRATS (NDP)||SURVEY RESULTS
|LIBERAL PARTY||Survey results coming soon.|
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|GREEN PARTY||SURVEY RESULTS