Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Health continues to be embroiled in one conflict after another.
At first it was the minister's 25% ownership in a drug company. Then on the weekend we learned that the minister has hired his political crony and paid him $25,000 for 33 days of work. Then today we learned that this political crony, Mr. Gordon Haugh, a long-time friend of the Conservative Party, is the general manager of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association and is responsible for lobbying on behalf of drug companies.
Why does the minister continue to put his and his friends' profits ahead of the health care needs of Canadians?