As far as I am concerned, I have had my fill of his cabinet appointments, as well as the three members of the independent health team appointed by the premier.
The appointments that I have made over the past week, if you can believe that, were as follows: The premier, Justin Trudeau, appointed the chair of the joint chiefs of staff, the senior adviser to the prime minister, the deputy chief of staff to the minister of veterans affairs, and the vice-chair of the National Defence Council.
We are all very disappointed in what happened, but what I can tell you is that the government is very much committed to getting the job done.
It is my hope that in this job, as the chair and vice- chair, the government will work collaboratively with the provinces, as it has in the past, to achieve the objective of reducing the cost of health care in Canada.
I have been very pleased to work with Justin Trudeau to ensure that we have the best team possible for this important task.
This team has a track record of bringing innovation to health care across Canada.
We have had the opportunity to work closely with some of the world’s best health care leaders, including the President of the World Health Organization, and many of the leading leaders of the private sector, as I mentioned earlier.
That’s the kind of team that we are looking to build.
We are proud of the progress we have made in building a stronger health care system.
As we move forward in this mandate, I am committed to ensuring that we continue to deliver a healthy, quality, affordable health care plan for Canadians.
I am proud of our success, as we have achieved record growth in health care spending in the last decade, with a balanced and sustainable health care budget.
Let me also say that we need to be careful that we don’t take the long view.
This is not just a challenge to us, it is a challenge for all of us.
While I understand the challenges, we need the same commitment of work and collaboration that the previous governments were able to demonstrate in terms of meeting the commitments we have had to them.
At the same time, we also need to remember that this is an opportunity to get the job right.
We want to see this program delivered on time and on budget, so that we can keep Canadians engaged and informed.
One thing that we all agree on is that Canadians are very frustrated and frustrated with the failure of the Liberal government to deliver on our promises to them in the election campaign.
They feel as if they have been left out, that their services are being denied.
But they are right to be frustrated.
I know there are some Canadians who feel as though their experience has been completely cut short because they can’t participate in the process of deciding the future of health in Canada, and we have a responsibility to make sure that Canadians continue to feel as the government promises.
Over the last two weeks, I met with a number of people, including some of my colleagues, and heard their concerns and their frustration.
Some of these people are not particularly concerned about the job, because it has been so well managed.
I met a couple of the people I have met who were very concerned.
They said that the process is slow and sometimes opaque.
The fact that they were in a job that they didn’t enjoy, or that they felt was unfair, is a real problem for them.
But they said that this was the most important job that the Liberal party could offer, and they wanted to work hard to make it the best job possible.
My experience was that there is a growing desire for us to have a more open process and a more transparent process.
There are two issues that are very important to us: transparency and accountability.
Transparency is the ability for Canadians to see how we are spending our money.
It’s the ability to be transparent about how we do business.
And accountability is the process that we use to manage the public purse.
To the extent that we want to have an open process, we have to have accountability.
We can’t have the same sort of accountability that the Conservatives had when they were governing in 2011 when they promised to cut the public deficit in half in three years, and then cut it by $500 million.
When I came into government, we had a government that was saying to Canadians, we are going to do everything possible to cut our deficit.
I believe that we will be able to achieve this objective, but that we must ensure that the public is provided with information about what is going on in the budget and what the budget is actually costing.
We must have that information.
And we need accountability.
All of us are in this for the long haul.
What we need now is a transparent, accountable, transparent process that enables Canadians to get to the bottom of what the government wants to do, and what it needs to