March 17, 2000 (36th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

Greg Thompson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Greg Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest, PC)

Mr. Speaker, in your former life as a teacher you often heard the excuse, “The dog ate my homework”. That is a dog ate my homework excuse if I have ever heard one.
We do not want platitudes. We want action. What is the minister going to do specifically? Tell us, the Canadian people, what he is going to do to make sure that these victims are compensated. The lawyers got paid. Why can the victims not get paid? In the meantime in the last couple of years 40 victims have died without any compensation for them and their families. How long is this performance going to continue?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Hepatitis C
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