Mr. Speaker, since taking office, the Liberals have met with the first ministers four times in two years. I commend them for that, and I encourage them to keep it up. What we are asking is that they continue to negotiate with the provinces. I think that would be good for everyone.
Right now, one in five people cannot afford to pay for their own medication. That has to be weighing on our conscience. We should be able to ensure that all Canadians can buy the medication they need.
The Canada Health Act should require the implementation of a health care system that is fair for everyone. It would save us at least $4 billion. Making sure that everyone is in good health and that everyone is treated fairly are Canadian values. The Liberals are saying that they need more time. However, the motion gives them until October 1, 2018. They still have a year. It is time to take action. Young people and seniors are unable to pay for their medication.
Right now, the government is taking indigenous youth to court over a health care matter. That is unacceptable. That needs to stop, and the government needs to start walking the talk. The time is now.