April 1, 1998 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)


Preston Manning


Mr. Preston Manning (Leader of the Opposition, Ref.)

Mr. Speaker, this is not an administrative issue. This is a moral issue. It is morally wrong for the government to abandon these victims of its own negligence.
The Prime Minister is concerned about his place in history. He wants the millennium fund to be a monument to himself and to his administration, but if he allows this decision to stand he will have his monuments all right, 40,000 of them in the graveyards of the country.
I ask him again. Will the Prime Minister do the right thing and compensate all the victims of poisoned blood?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Hepatitis C
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