Mr. Speaker, these victims did not come to parliament to hear more bureaucratic answers, more legal and accounting reasons why the Government of Canada could not respond to their needs.
They even came from hospitals and, as I understand it, the minister did not even meet with them. Could he not look them in the eye?
However, officials with the Irish Hepatitis C Society met with these victims. They spoke of how the Irish government initially refused to pay compensation, but then it changed its mind.
Will the health minister not do the right thing and change his mind?