I want to thank the minister and his officials for being here today. Thank you for the service you do for Canadians every day.
I'd like to go back to Mr. Liepert's inquiry on the group medical structures. I can appreciate that you're making a clarification that says that these structures are not eligible for the small business preferential tax break. I appreciate that, but Minister, if we follow this through its natural course, what's going to happen is you're going to break up all of these group structures that have been put in place over the last 20 years by provinces and territories. There's a lot of unremunerated work for teaching and research that will get lost, and all of those doctors are simply going to re-form into small businesses of their own and be able to access those credits at that lower rate anyway.
Minister, if you follow your train of thought, you're going to end up with people getting the full amount anyway, but breaking up and actually making it more difficult for provinces and territories to deliver health care. What do you have to say?