I am interested to know that what I am saying has the approval of so many hon. members opposite. This party has long urged a more comprehensive social security program than we now have. The hon. member for Lanark (Mr. Blair) has several times advanced the very proposal that the Prime Minister brought forward with respect to hospitalization.
Since the Prime Minister has been permitted to read this new statement of policy, I think I ought to be allowed to read the skeleton statement of policy approved by our party a month ago and announced at that time.
Subtopic: GRANTS TO PROVINCES-STATEMENT WITH RESPECT TO HEALTH INSURANCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY