moved for leave to introduce Bill C-419, An Act to establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry.
Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to reintroduce a bill that would establish a national breast implant registry. I am pleased the bill is being seconded by my colleague from Nanaimo—Cowichan because of her work on the Status of Women standing committee pertaining to this very serious issue.
The legislation seeks to establish a registry to monitor implant procedures and to further scientific research. It may not be the whole answer to the problems facing women who undergo breast implants, but it will fill a critical gap in women's health protection by collecting currently unavailable data about implant procedures and data that is needed as a base for informed health-based decisions by women and physicians. It would protect individual privacy while providing an effective means of notifying women of threats to their health.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)