Precisely. We have a socialized health care system in Canada, and as you suggest, Kendall, it is OUR health care system, not something some cruel and greedy socialist government has forced upon us in its desire to dominate and rob us. All polls up to the present have indicated that a huge majority of the Canadian electorate wants to maintain that national health care system. Unfortunately, the FTAA will probably eventually succeed in destroying it, despite the wishes of the Canadian electorate....in order to make bigger profits for private enterprise in the form of the pharmaceutical companies, the private health insurance companies, and the medical professional community...a group of people who are already far richer than most of the public could ever hope to be. "For the love of a lousy buck I watched them die" (Dylan).
To have a nationally funded health care system is an act of common humanity. To not do so is an act of madness, greed, and utter irresponsibility.