Mr. Speaker, we will have a deficit of over $40 billion if we do that—in fact, more than that.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister told the House that the provinces were not doing what needed to be done in the area of health and that the money was not being used properly.
It is a return to an interfering, centralizing government that makes all the decisions here in Ottawa. The simple way of dealing with this problem and preventing any arguments would be to respect the provinces' jurisdictions. It is as simple as that. Health care falls under provincial jurisdiction.
The Prime Minister said yesterday that the provinces were not using the health transfers properly—