Mr. Speaker, today is the National Day of warning for Medicare. Thank goodness frontline health care workers are sounding the alarm bell, because our health minister sure is not. All we get are empty words and flowery speeches.
In speeches, the minister says he will come up with cash. In reality, there is $24.7 billion less.
In speeches, the minister says he hates for profit hospitals. In reality, he allows them.
In speeches, he promises action on reproductive technology. In reality, 10 years after the royal commission, there is still no legislation.
In speeches, he boosts about health safety. In reality, the health protection branch is gutted.
In speeches, he cares about drug prices. In reality, there is no action on patents.
In speeches, he drips sincerity about hepatitis C victims. In reality, it has been two years and three months and not a penny paid.
No wonder the finance minister and provinces are not listening to the minister. Maybe words are not what we need. How about some action?