Jean Chretien

Liberal Party

Pierre Trudeau

Canadian Alliance

Liberals Want to Enforce LCD Health Care

Date: OCT06-00
Source: House of Commons Hansard
Keywords: medicare, socialism, Allan Rock
Comment: LCD - Lowest Common Denominator. When you remove competition, you remove the incentive to excel! As Liberals perpetuate LCD medicare by their "equal access" rhetoric, average Candians are the losers: they are forced to partake of sickly (dying!) health care right across the country.
Posted: OCT12-00
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Mr. David Price (Compton-Stanstead, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, last night the Leader of the Opposition unveiled his party's right wing platform in Kitchener. The plan backtracks on a number of commitments that the leader of the party, formerly known as Reform, had committed himself to only a few short months ago.

Can the Minister of Health tell the House just what the Alliance platform will do to our Canadian health care system?

Hon. Allan Rock (Minister of Health, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the most important part of what was said last night is what was left out. The reform alliance did not say that it would surrender federal power to enforce the Canada Health Act. It did not say that it would no longer transfer cash to the provinces. It would give it all away in tax points.

No federal cash means no federal role and no federal role means no national standards. No national standards means a ten tier health care system in Canada. The reform alliance would destroy Canadian medicare and we will not let it do that.

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