Madam Speaker, the Bloc Québécois and the NDP share the concern that the federal government is underfunding the provinces, and I mentioned that in my speech. We too would like to see the federal government increase its health transfers to the provinces to at least keep up with the rate of increase, which is about 5.2% per year.
I also agree with my colleague that, while the federal government has the responsibility to fund health care, we must leave it to the provinces to determine the best ways to deliver those services. I do believe in the Canada Health Act's principles of ensuring that each Canadian in this country gets access to relatively similar levels of health. The federal government can set basic general standards to ensure the money transferred to the provinces is in fact used for those purposes, We can then leave it to the provinces to determine the best way to deliver those services. We do not want to be sending money to Alberta—