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Saturday, March 8, 2014
OTTAWA – Liberal Status of Women Critic, Kirsty Duncan, made the following statement today on International Women’s Day:
“Today, as Canadians from across the country join together in celebration of International
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Last night, hundreds of Canadians gathered in Toronto to celebrate the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien’s 50 years of public service. How many politicians can make such a claim? It is not his longevity alone that is worth celebrating; Mr. Chrétien’s contribution to Canada's history, the legacy that he left behind, is extraordinary by any measure.
As Canada’s Minister of Justice, he negotiated a then-controversial Charter of Rights and Freedoms with provinces, territories, and with federal opposition parties. In this role, he demonstrated profound skills of leadership, of compromise, and of finding common ground. Today, that Charter is the gold standard by which many countries gauge a democratic balance between legislation and the rights of the people against arbitrary whims of governments.
When serving as Minister of...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
OTTAWA, ON - Liberal Health Critic, Hedy Fry, issued the following statement today on the G8 Health Ministers’ meeting on dementia:
“At the G8 Health Ministers’ meeting, dementia is on the agenda. It is a pity that Canada is one of the few G8 nations without a Dementia Strategy. This is why in our 2011 platform the Liberal Party of Canada laid out a clear, comprehensive Dementia Strategy. 
“Our plan had several components:
  • Awareness, Education and Prevention to support families and combat social stigma of dementia.
  • Research with $100 million targeting new treatments and...
Friday, December 6, 2013

NELSON MANDELA'S GREATEST gift to the world is to show that it is possible for humans to end centuries of hate, to reconcile, and deliver peace.

Sunday, December 1, 2013
VANCOUVER– The Liberal Health Critic, Dr. Hedy Fry, issued the following statement today on World AIDS Day:
“We are at a defining moment in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Today, on World AIDS Day, it is time to reflect on the history of this pandemic and to assess our progress and our failures. 
“We can say with some certainty that an HIV and AIDS-free generation is within our grasp. Great strides have been made in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS , and we should recognise that Canadian research and innovation has played a notable part in these important and recent advances.
“We have the expertise and capability in this country to end the HIV pandemic in our lifetime. Sadly, the current federal government has been slow to embrace or accept any Canadian scientific innovation; many individuals are consequently deprived of universal access to treatment, care and support they need.
“On World AIDS Day, let us recommit to...


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