April 3, 1998 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)


Preston Manning


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

Mr. Speaker, it is a reflection on compassion. Just a few weeks ago this is what the health minister was saying to victims of poisoned blood.
He said “We have to remember what this is about. It is not about fiscal federalism. It is not about politics. It is about providing compassionate and fair and appropriate compensation to people who were injured through no fault of their own and we have to keep our eye on that goal”.
Why did the health minister take his eye off that goal?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Hepatitis C
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