Mr. Speaker, this week is organ donor week and today is national organ and tissue discussion day. On the occasion of both I am pleased to have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Health entitled “Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation: A Canadian Approach”.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), your committee proceeded to consider the state of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Canada. The report was developed following intensive consultation and provides a comprehensive and national approach sought by numerous groups and individuals already working in the field.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to the report within 150 days.
I thank all of my colleagues on the standing committee, from both sides of the House, for the dedication and energy which they have put into this very important and comprehensive study.