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


Allan Rock


Hon. Allan Rock (Minister of Health, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member ignores distinctions that do not suit her purpose. She is slipping away from the difficult dilemma in confronting the difficult principle that has to be brought to bear in cases like this one.
For those before 1986 thank God we have a health system in the country that will care for them and a standard of excellence to look after them in their illness. Thank God they will be treated. Thank God they will be the beneficiaries of excellent research in the country.
For those before 1986 we have a medicare and a health care system to look after them in their illness. For those after 1986, in the period to 1990, we are acknowledging that—

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Hepatitis C
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