Mr. Speaker, first, since we have taken office the tax points allocated to the provinces have increased substantially in value.
Second, in the budget last year we increased the transfers by $7 billion over the next five years.
At the same time equalization for seven provinces to provide fundamental services has been increased.
In every single budget we have increased research and development funding for medical services. Last year it virtually doubled.
We have put in place transition funds.
This government, which is the government that brought in the Canada Health Act, stands behind the Canada Health Act.