Mr. Speaker, I begin by expressing the hope that the hon. member's father recovers quickly from surgery. I know I speak for all of my colleagues in saying that.
Let us focus on confidence in Canada's blood system. The very reason the Minister of Health appointed the Krever inquiry, the very reason this government extended its term and increased its budget and the reason this government brought evidence before the inquiry was to ensure that a thorough and complete evaluation of the blood system would be carried out so that we would have the benefit of Mr. Justice Krever's recommendations to get the system right.
It is true to say that justice lawyers are in federal court for a hearing on May 22 in relation to procedural matters. We are there not to interfere with Mr. Justice Krever's work, not to delay it or to complicate it, we are there on specific questions of procedural fairness that are important points of principle.
We have asked the court to expedite the hearing. We hope it will be over quickly. We want the report completed. We look forward to the findings, whether they be findings of fault or otherwise. We want to get the blood system back where it should be and the confidence of Canadians restored.