Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Toronto—Danforth for his excellent question.
The answer can be found in the question itself, in that the seven-year wait was excessive. Many countries take these questions very seriously. We are talking about the safety of Canadian citizens.
Many countries took these issues much more seriously—if I may say so—and addressed nuclear safety issues much more quickly.
The fact that Canada waited so long to address the nuclear safety issue has only tarnished Canada's international reputation, which had been excellent up until now. Canada's reputation has been tarnished by our delay in addressing this issue. My colleague was correct in pointing that out.