Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health.
Deep cuts to CHST transfers over the past six years have had serious consequences. All Canadians, and in particular our patients, have lost faith in our health care system.
These cuts have also been deeply felt by those who deliver our health care services, particularly our nurses. Their compensation and working conditions have deteriorated continuously for the last six years. Nurses are on strike in Saskatchewan and have just been legislated back to work in Newfoundland.
Will the minister acknowledge that the real source of these job actions is the federal health transfer cuts to our provinces?