Mr. Speaker, the member opposite talks about how it is unfortunate that I have not followed the committee meetings and the hearings on listeriosis.
In fact, I have followed them. I have read the transcripts. The transcripts make very clear that the National Microbiology Laboratory discovered the human genetic code of listeriosis on July 18. I have also read the Ontario chief medical officer's report of April 2009 in which he clearly states that he only received the notification on July 30. I have also read the report that the minister tabled on April 17 in which he claimed that the National Microbiology Laboratory informed Ontario's chief medical officer on July 18.
I would suggest that the member go back and do his homework. It is typical of the Conservatives to obfuscate the facts and then turn around and attack other people. I suggest he does his homework. Maybe he and his government might want to tell the truth for once. Which was it, the 18th or the 30th?