Mr. Speaker, I will continue to ignore that.
It is not just the province of Quebec that is opposed to these costs.
Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island have also made it clear that they oppose the government's expectation that they will bear the costs related to this program. In all, that is over 75% of the country's population.
Why is this government ignoring the opinions of these provinces? What does the government plan to do if the provinces simply refuse to pay the bill?