Mr. Speaker, the hon. member comes from the east coast. He recognizes very well that currently there is a crisis in health care on the east coast. It is an enormous crisis. The people are not receiving essential services when they need them.
The government said that it put an extra $1.5 billion into health care by raising the floor. The government has not even hit the floor yet. The reality is that not one red penny has gone into health care.
I would ask my Conservative colleague whether he feels the government has put money directly into essential health care services or whether the Canadian public, which needs those essential services, are once again being shafted.