The Conservative government's leadership on health care gets a failing grade

 

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are failing on one of the most important issues for Canadians, health care.

The College of Family Physicians Canada released its report card evaluating five key areas. The Conservative government failed.

It failed on access to primary care, failed on home care,

failed on children's health care,

failed on funding and

failed on overall leadership.

That is the verdict of family doctors across Canada.

When will the minister stop failing and end the growing health care crisis?

Ms. Eve Adams (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, CPC):

Mr. Speaker,

Our government is committed to a strong publicly funded health care system.  In fact, our government has provided stable, predictable funding to the provinces that will reach a record $40 billion by the end of the decade.  We are focused on working with the provinces and territories on innovative solutions to ensure the health care system is sustainable and delivering the care that Canadians need.

This Question Period Transcript was posted on November 6, 2013
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