Krugman: --and I wanted to ask, actually two questions, to the audience. First, how many Canadians, would Canadians in the room please raise your hands. [One person applauds, laughter]
Donvan: We have about seven hands going up—
Krugman: OK, not as many as I thought. OK, of those of you who are not on the panel who are Canadians, how many of you think you have a terrible health care system. [pause] One, two--
Donvan: We see—almost all of the same hands going up. [laughter]
Krugman: Bad move on my part [applause]. I've got a selected--all right, I won't try it. But I will say, that--
The debate took place in New York, so the Canadians were probably there having fled the Great White North's rationed health care system.