Madam Speaker, I will try to answer the question put by my hon. colleague.
We have been informed by the provincial health ministers that they have asked, on several occasions, for a meeting with the Minister of Health and the Prime Minister on this issue and have always been refused. The dates keep being put off and are being put further and further in the future.
The government, through the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health, should be concerned about the health care in Canada. All Canadians believe it is in a crisis, contrary to what the health minister may think. The government has had seven years to deal with this deteriorating health care system and it has done exactly the opposite. It has let this thing go and go, to the point where the provinces now have to take matters into their own hands and do things themselves. All one has to do is to look at bill 11. Whether we agree with it or not, the provinces had to take things into their own hands and finally do something.
Just look at the inquiry that the province of Saskatchewan has to do because the Liberal government is not showing leadership on this issue.