Mr. Speaker, the hon. member has raised an important point.
The provinces do have jurisdictional responsibility with respect to income support matters and with respect to energy matters. In many ways these are shared responsibilities and we welcome all the initiatives the provinces are intending to take to build upon the federal initiatives that we have taken.
We would specifically invite the provinces, on any income support payments paid by the Government of Canada, not in any way to claw any of that back.