We are writing to you in order to ask about Canada’s response regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
As you know, the scale of the outbreak is unprecedented, with over 1300 confirmed and suspected cases reported, and more than 720 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since March, 2014.
Therefore, what is your department doing to ensure the safety of Canadians travelling to West Africa to undertake humanitarian work, commerce and trade, or safeguard the well-being of those who are there now and in areas where Ebola is spreading?
VANCOUVER - The Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, P.C., M.P. for Vancouver Centre, made the following statement concerning recent media reports regarding Granville Island:
"As the Member of Parliament for Vancouver's Granville Island, it is disturbing that the Conservative government continues to make decisions in secrecy regarding important regional institutions without consultations or input from MPs or their constituents. While it would be inappropriate to comment on rumours surrounding transfer of responsibility of Granville Island from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), it is important to note that...
As you prepare Canada for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the Programme of Action (PoA) of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 on September 22 2014, we would like to draw your attention to a document regarding the twenty year review of the ICPD PoA and the post-2015 agenda, approved unanimously by Parliamentarians of 134 nations at the Sixth International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (IPCI/ICPD) held in Stockholm, Sweden from April 23-25.
The Stockholm Statement of Commitment was based on the highest-quality data and a formal analysis of the state of population and development, globally. Previous statements called for at least 10 per cent of national development budgets and development assistance budgets for population and reproductive health programmes.
The Statement of Commitment asks governments to move beyond...