moved for leave to introduce Bill C-366, An Act to establish and maintain a national Breast Implant Registry.
Madam Speaker, first I would like to thank my colleague, the member for London—Fanshawe, for seconding this bill.
I am pleased to introduce this bill to establish a national breast implant registry and safeguard women's health.
I have tried before to introduce this bill. I am reintroducing it, but I am also hoping that the government might act on it on its own, since in fact it was back in 2005 that the Health Canada expert panel actually recommended establishing a national implant registry.
What we are trying to do is establish a way to ensure that the health and well-being of women are protected. We are doing this out of the concern of the safety, health and well-being of women in Canada 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 look forward to the support of all members in this House.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)