This bill mentions respect for provincial jurisdictions under the Constitution of Canada. We could also add recognition of the right to subject the federal government's spending power to conditions.
In my presentation, I mentioned two specific factors, including the collection of compelling data. Every year, the government transfers $45 billion to the provinces. That amount will probably increase over the next few years. I think we have a right to ask the federal government for something in return, such as data specifically concerning the use of official languages in health services and the service levels offered by the programs. That would help establish a complete picture of the situation. If federal health transfers exacerbate unfair situations between francophones and members of the majority population, I think we're failing to meet the act's objective.