Statement made on 17 September 2009 by Senator Sharon Carstairs (retired)
Hon. Sharon Carstairs:
Honourable senators, my question is to the Leader of the Government in the Senate.
The normal stages of any health care plan in Canada are birth, prevention to ensure good health, treatment when necessary, palliative care when one has reached the stage when treatment alone cannot prevent death and, finally, death.
Can the honourable minister explain to this house, because it has not been explained yet, why this government has ignored the stages of prevention, treatment and palliative care and has gone immediately to body bags?
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