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The importance of the issue of health care in Canada. Health-care ministers and their relationship with the federal government. The speaker's own experiences as Ontario's Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Addressing a myth about health care. The long-term problem of how we will sustain the system, and why it is going to be such a big problem. Some facts and figures to explain the pressures that exist in the system. Technology as a major driver of the health-care system. Inflation as another driver of health care, with example. The factor of demographics. Some options for solutions. Why it is important to pay attention to these issues now. Time for the debate. A closing anecdote about John F. Kennedy.