Working hard for Vancouver Centre

In The House
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.):
I rise to pay tribute to a man who, with Prime Minister Trudeau, was responsible for the passage of the historic Bill C-150, 45 years ago today, decriminalizing homosexuality. ted northe began his activism in 1958 when he stood on the steps of the Vancouver courthouse in “full drag” demanding rights for gays, and so began a lifetime devoted to human rights and charitable works.
In 1971, he founded the Dogwood Monarchist Society, an organization that raised money for HIV-AIDS and for the vulnerable LGBT community. His work on LGBT rights with Harvey Milk in the U.S. earned him the keys to the cities of San Francisco and Portland. Over his lifetime he helped raise over $50 million for charities and was honoured with the Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian and Distinguished Citizenship Award and the Governor General’s Special Service Medal for Distinguished Citizen and Humanitarian.
ted northe passed away on March 30. His legacy proves that one person with dedication can change the world.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014
Dear Minister,
We write to inform you of a likely contravention of the accessibility principle ‎of the Canada Health Act (CHA) by the New Brunswick government and to request that you send a letter forthwith invoking the Dispute and Resolution process (DAR) in order to address the issue.
As you are aware, ‎the Fredericton Morgentaler clinic will be forced to close its doors at the end of July due to lack of public funding. At the same time, provincial regulation limits access to pregnancy termination to two hospitals with the required approval of two physicians.
There is already an unacceptable waiting list of as long as two weeks for some women requesting termination. With the closure of the Morgentaler clinic...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre and Federal Liberal Health Critic, introduced Bill C-594, An Act Respecting a National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day. She was joined by Ms. Niya Chari, Government Relations Manager with the Canadian Breast Cancer Network and Ms. Laurie Kingston, a representative of the metastatic breast cancer community.

“It is my hope that this Bill, marking October 13th of each year as National Metastatic Breast Cancer day in Canada, will bring much needed awareness surrounding this disease,” said Fry. “Twenty four thousand Canadians will be...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Trinidad-born Liberal MP to accept award at Toronto ceremony this weekend

March 28, 2014



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