Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question.
For the last year I have been working very closely with ministers of health across the country. We came together just over a year ago and agreed to create a new national blood authority.
Work is continuing with regard to the details and all the aspects as they relate to the new authority. In the meantime ministers of health are anxiously awaiting the decision of Justice Krever, in particular his comments with regard to the whole system of blood governance. As soon as we receive this information from Justice Krever we will be able to proceed quite expeditiously.
To be very specific to the question of the hon. member, yes, accountability and transparency will be first and foremost as they relate to the new national blood authority.