Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I'd like to thank both of you for being here this morning.
I'd like to welcome the three witnesses. Ms. Kemp, I'm including you in the discussion, even though you didn't have an opportunity to make your presentation.
I often see committee meetings televised on CPAC where they hear from ministers. However, if there is one committee that deserved to be broadcast on television, it's this one. Indeed, your testimonies are direct and touching, and they shed light on a little-known reality. I have the impression that many Canadians who, like me, don't have diabetes, make themselves feel better by thinking that this disease is regularly and easily treated with insulin. However, this study is allowing us to discover a completely different reality, which your testimony is expressing so well.
That said, the committee is meeting today to make specific recommendations to the government so that it can move things forward in your favour.
There are two questions I would like you to answer in turn. The first concerns the funding of health services. As you know, health care is largely managed by the provinces. Do you think that a better transfer of funds from the federal government to the provinces would mean better services for your communities?