The NDP and user fees -

The NDP and user fees


Colby has various questions for Peggy Nash in the wake of her comments about user fees during the Quebec City debate. The Quebec government proposed user fees in March 2010. Shortly thereafter, Jack Layton challenged the Prime Minister on the issue in the House.

Mr. Speaker, the NDP has always been steadfast in our support of the Canada Health Act. We have denounced violations of this act time and time again and we are going to keep on doing it. Some have recently opened up discussions about the possibility of imposing user fees on patients. A number of members of the House have taken a position in favour of such a proposal and they are in fact willing to amend the Canada Health Act. Is the government committed to enforcing the Canada Health Act or is it preparing to amend it?