Obviously you'd have to ask our provincial association counterparts, but in all cases, this is a three-way cash-sharing program. Provinces always have to be involved. Indeed, I think it's important for committee members to understand it's not just the federal government that needs to consider these types of administrative changes. Provinces are going to have to be involved as well. They're providing one third of the funds, and they're the other of the two signatories on these funding agreements. So this is definitely not just a federal government responsibility. Provincial governments need to be involved.
On June 15th, 2010. See this statement in context.