Mr. Speaker, it is very simple. The government says to the provinces “We have no money. We are therefore cutting $430 million from your payments”. It then turns around and tells the public “We could care less about the problems our cuts are causing in the health sector. We prefer to create millennium scholarships. They are much more visible”.
Does the minister not realize that, in the meantime, there are real people suffering, while the federal government wages its war of visibility against the provinces?