Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer my congratulations to the National Forum on Health, which presented its report this week.
Our health care system is the pride of our country. The forum reaffirmed the belief of Canadians that the single tier, publicly funded health care system is the best model to deliver the best care for the best results for the best price.
The forum produced some excellent recommendations. Among some of the most interesting recommendations is that the government examine publicly funded home care and medication. The report also underlines the link between poverty and health, especially in children.
I support these recommendations, as they clearly indicate that health care as a prevention method is the best way to go.