Then I thought that I should be a nice guy and that if a premier wanted to come or if they all wanted to attend these meetings, they would all be welcome. After arguing all summer about their attending the forum, despite very generous offers, they decided not to come. So we went right back to square one. But we listened to them and they understood in the end that these experts will make recommendations that will apply not only to us but also to them. It is their mandate.
Every day, decisions are made by health ministers, and the conference of federal and provincial health ministers will continue. Nothing has changed in that regard. We can work together but, to find a long-term solution, a review such as this one was needed. We in Canada cannot afford to lose our health insurance system because we did not take the time to plan for the future.