I accept my colleague Dany Morin's friendly amendment. I feel that it is very important, given that we have been asking the government, specifically the Minister of Health, questions in the House about a plan to address the drug shortage.
I am sure you must know that Sandoz Canada, located in Boucherville, Quebec, is reducing its production at the moment. We know that, in mid-February, the United States Food and Drug Administration contacted Sandoz Canada and told them that they were not complying with quality standards for the drugs and that improvements had to be made in its production chain. The company agreed to make them. Then there was a fire. Since Sandoz Canada is the main supplier of medications to Quebec, specifically for surgery and for injections, more than 60% of the surgeries in two hospitals, those in Hull and Gatineau, were cancelled. In addition, a number of patients have to wait to have their treatments and to get their medications because of the impeding shortage.
At the moment, there is no plan to help those people. The minister said that she was going to import drugs. While we are waiting, we need a plan. It is very important that there be a plan—