Mr. Speaker, we are very aware of the challenges that come with the aging population.
The 3% increase in Canadian health transfers is greater than inflation, the projected GDP growth, and the annual average increase in provincial health spending. We are also committed to investing $11.5 billion over the next 10 years specifically in home care and mental health care. With an aging population, home care takes some of the pressure off the health care system.
Canadians expect the government to invest carefully in our health care system in order to achieve measurable results in improved health care.
However, there is no evidence to support the idea that our health care system simply needs more money. Canadians spend more on health per capita than any other country in the world, and many of those countries get better results by investing less money.
It is not only about spending more money, but rather about investing our dollars strategically to better meet the health needs of Canadians and their families today. We have a strong interest in helping to ensure that new money does not simply inflate an unsustainable system even further, but helps to strengthen health care on the road to long-term stability.
I am out of time, so I will conclude with that.
I thank the hon. member for Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot for the question.