I should like to state to the hon. member for Timmins that we have been taking some of that shortage. Maybe we are responsible for some of that shortage because, as has been pointed out, we have 4,500 of those doctors operating in Canada. What I am trying to say to you, Mr. Speaker, is this. If those people had not come here, how would we operate today? How would we look after the sick? How would we look after the surgical cases? How would we do all this if we had not had that gift from the United Kingdom and other countries.
This shortage must be alleviated. I see that my time is just about up. I am hoping that the royal commission will bring in recommendations which will point the way to alleviating that shortage and will give to the Canadian people the best medical care in the world, which they have received
over the last few years. We have on this continent the highest standard of medical care in existence anywhere in the world. Let us not horse trade in that matter. We must keep that standard up. I see that my time is up.
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF INSURANCE AND DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE BENEFITS