Mr. Speaker, I would simply provide you with a few figures. In 1999, Quebec received $2.7 billion from the federal government as part of the social transfer. In 2000, it received $600 million.
Two weeks ago the Prime Minister signed an agreement with the provinces, and Quebec will be getting an additional $5 billion.
In a 20 month period, Quebec will be receiving an additional $8.5 billion from the federal government.