moved for leave to introduce Bill C-312, An Act to establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry.
Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to have an opportunity to reintroduce this bill, which I have tried in the past on numerous occasions to get before the House or to suggest to the government that it might want to take it and run with it.
Here I am again trying to convince all members of Parliament to support an initiative that would establish and maintain a national breast implant registry. We want to do this out of the concern of safety, health and well-being of women in the country today. It fills 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.
The bill will protect individual privacy, while providing an effective means of notifying women of threats to their health. I hope all members will support this initiative.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)