I want to raise a couple of things. I'm pleased to see the cease and desist letters. It would be nice if we could get copies. I don't know, Mr. Oliver, if you, as parliamentary secretary, can get copies for the committee of that.
I just want to say that I'm concerned that it's not enough to make the situation moot. We know there are allegations that forced sterilizations were occurring as recently as last year. It's illegal, says the Supreme Court of Canada. Telling a province to cease and desist is not sufficient. They were doing them when it was illegal to do it. I think we need to inquire into the scope of this, how often it is happening, how broadly it is happening and who is making these decisions. Is it provincial officials or is the federal department making these decisions and authorizing or signing off on them? Is there federal policy involved? What about accountability?
An order to cease and desist would remind provinces of the law and to quit breaking it, but I think there's much more that needs to be done.