Mr. Speaker, last week doctors from across the country descended on the Hill to make a house call on parliamentarians.
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, the president of the Canadian Medical Association, hosted a breakfast for over 100 MPs, senators, members of the media and health care stakeholders. He brought with him an important call to action.
Today Canadians are saying that health care is as big a concern as the economy and they want action now.
I hope that the government will be inspired by this vision of the future of health care and that it will enthusiastically embrace the CMA's initiative to transform health care rather than pursuing its plans for prisons, fighter jets and tax breaks for businesses.
Imagine, that $30 billion for untendered fighter jets is equivalent to the total annual federal contribution to health care.
The doctors and nurses of Canada deserve better.