October 15, 1979 (31st Parliament, 1st Session)

NDP

Robert Joseph Ogle

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ogle:

Mr. Speaker, I am very much aware of the fact that a plan has been put into effect to study the future, but I would like to suggest that once the gate is open and the cows are out, it is too late to close the gate. In view of the fact that in addition to the situation in Newfoundland, over 40 per cent of the doctors in Prince Edward Island have opted out of medicare and 18 per cent to 20 per cent of doctors in Ontario have done likewise, will the minister now bring legislation into this House to reverse this serious cutback in health services in Canada and allow the former 50-50 formula to be reintroduced in order to avoid the current crisis?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   HEALTH AND WELFARE
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