Mr. Speaker, the leadership candidate and hon. member for Beauce said federal health transfers have to be abolished because they violate the Constitution.
He also said that the Conservative Party espouses that position. The federal government will be renegotiating its transfer agreement with the provinces very soon.
My question is the following: can the government assure Canadians today that it will uphold health transfers in order to protect the universality and public nature of health care services in Canada?