Mr. Speaker, a country as rich as ours should not deny health care services to pregnant women, people with cancer or children. Yet that is what has happened to hundreds of refugee claimants who have sought asylum in Canada.
Because of confusion about the new rules, some doctors even refused to help people who were actually eligible for services. This restrictive policy is at odds with the Canadian values that thousands of immigrants cherish.
Will the minister change his mind before lives are lost?