Mr. Speaker, indeed we have stood up for Canada's health care system. In annex 2 of the NAFTA agreement we have said that this health care system is protected.
We have looked at it carefully with our legal advisors and we believe that all the protection necessary exists.
However, if the provinces have specific programs they wish to give additional protection, these can be listed in annex l by the end of this month. They have every opportunity to do that.
We feel that the health care system should be and will be protected.