Madam Speaker, that conclusion was reached by this House in its discussions on Alberta's bill 11.
The Canadian Alliance party is demanding that Canada look at some of these innovative two tier models. The fact remains that the two tier philosophy of the Canadian Alliance would create longer waiting lists and would be more costly and less productive for Canadians in terms of health care. That is a fact based on those jurisdictions in which there is a parallel private two tier health system.
There is no question this government is committed to the principles of the Canada Health Act: universality, portability, accessibility, comprehensiveness and publicly funded, to the exclusion of the two tier health system that is being proposed by at least one Canadian Alliance leadership candidate. One of the reasons the Canadian Alliance web page on the health initiative is blank is that its members have not decided what they will do until they find out who their leader is.