Mr. Speaker, implicit in the hon. member's question is the suggestion that by resorting to court we are somehow trying to stop the commission or Mr. Justice Krever from making findings or from making recommendations, which is simply not so.
The anxiety we have about seeing this commission complete its work and make findings so we can improve the system of blood storage and control is reflected in our agreement to extend the
commission's life, to provide it with additional funding when requested.
We are in court but we are there on questions which we think are important for the fairness of the process. We are not there to interfere in any way with the judge's powers to make findings as soon as possible. We have asked the court to hurry up the case and it has agreed to do so. We hope we can get these matters resolved quickly so we can get on with the commission's report.