That is the annual loss
through inability to work because of illness, and untimely death.
I am going to credit the minister with enthusiasm in the discharge of his duties, and with having attempted to do something the department has never attempted before, namely, to conduct an energetic drive towards cooperating with the provinces in a health policy. I am quite sure, however, that we will not have that drive if when we look at the situation to-day we say that the health of the people is being well looked after. I feel the medical profession are doing what they can, but on account of lack of policy and lack of coordination there are many people who because of the high cost of sickness, fear sickness more than anything else. For that very reason they will not seek medical aid, until the very last moment, and by doing that they are not fair to themselves or to the doctors.