Mrs. Sheila Finestone (Mount Royal):
Mr. Speaker, older citizens of my community have deposited, according to the normal procedures of the House through Standing Order 36, the following resolution. They consider universal medical care a fundamental element of the Canadian identity. They indicate that recent budgetary costs have had a serious impact on their health and have undermined the principles of universality.
These petitioners, these older citizens who have paid and wish to continue to pay and to benefit, have asked the government to take all the necessary measures so that within the Constitution of Canada there will be this obligation by governments to assure to all citizens that hospital and health care remain a universal principle by the state.
Sub-subtopic: HEALTH CARE