Right Hon. Jean Chrétien (Prime Minister, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, as we said in the House, there was a period where the responsibilities of the government were well established.
We have been dealing with the provincial governments. The provincial governments of all political stripes and the federal minister of health have agreed to a scheme to compensate the victims of that period, as it is our obligation to do so.
The decision represents $800 million from the federal government and $300 million from the provincial governments. I think it is a very generous program.
Subtopic: Hepatitis C