Hon. John Harvard (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, Lib.)
Madam Speaker, I will be speaking to this motion in greater length in just a moment.
I appreciate the remarks made by the hon. member. Certainly, we on this side welcome the motion, but the question I have relates to his contention that a mandatory system would be better than a voluntary system.
I would like to hear him support that, that a mandatory system would be better than a voluntary system. As he already pointed out, France has a mandatory system, as does Italy and Sweden, but the information we have is that the reporting rates in those countries are really not significantly higher than elsewhere in the world where there are voluntary systems.
Could the hon. member provide some information in support of a mandatory system and why it would be better?
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