Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Alliance released its election platform yesterday and oh, what a platform it was, was it not?
A cornerstone of our platform is to do what? It is to save that which is most important to Canadians: medicare. Why? Because it was this government that slashed $25 billion in transfer payments over the last seven years.
What do we want to do? We will restore funding to health care. We will give the provinces a five year stable funding platform. We will make sure that Canadians get accessible health care for all, regardless of the amount of money they have in their pockets.
Why? Because we are not prepared to have the two tier health care system that we have today as a result of the government cutting health care for Canadians.