Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Health is once again looking for excuses to avoid assuming her responsibilities regarding new reproductive technologies.
Indeed, in spite of the promises made by the health minister and the justice minister, the government has still not deemed appropriate to follow up on the recommendations contained in the Baird report. Yet, last May, the health minister stated her intention to table in this House, before the summer recess, temporary measures to prohibit the sale of human embryos and ova, and to also prohibit genetic manipulations for commercial purposes.
However, the now legendary laxness and unconcern of the minister leave Canadian and Quebec women puzzled as regards the government's will to act as quickly as possible. The Minister of Health is once again missing an opportunity to act in a timely manner.