Mr. Speaker, I want to ask today about the SARS crisis in Toronto and how the federal government plans to deal with that.
There are reports today that the federal government is reneging on a commitment that has been made by the federal government, through the Minister of National Defence, to help Toronto with emergency relief assistance.
The Ontario government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on this emergency, mainly through spending emergency funds on the health care system. It has written to the government. It is expecting matching funds through disaster relief.
Could the government confirm that this commitment will be honoured?