Working hard for Vancouver Centre

Monday, December 1, 2014
The Liberal Party of Canada Critic for Health, Dr. Hedy Fry, today issued the following statement on World AIDS Day:
“On World AIDS Day, we remember those lost to HIV and AIDS, and stand in solidarity with those who continue to fight against this deadly pandemic.
“On this day, we renew our dedication to forward thinking and aggressive action in combatting both the disease itself and the unfortunate stigma that surrounds it. Our hope is bolstered by advances in modern medicine and innovation where Canadian researchers continue to...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
I would like to extend my deep appreciation to the security personnel who kept us safe in Centre Block of Parliament today. While they rushed us to safety, they ran headlong toward danger. They displayed the kind of bravery, fearlessness, and professionalism that each and every Canadian can be proud of. While chaos was unfolding outside, we felt secure, and I am grateful.
Thank you to Prime Minister Harper for your address to Canadians tonight. In this, there is no partisanship. In this, we are all together, working to strengthen our security while maintaining our proud democracy. Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada have offered the government our absolute support as we seek to prosecute those responsible for this attack, and prevent events like it from happening in the future. You can watch Mr. Trudeau's address to Canadians here.
My thoughts are with the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in this atrocious attack. There will be a book of condolences at my Vancouver office in the
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014
OTTAWA, ON – Like all Canadians, my thoughts are with the family of the Canadian Forces member killed in the horrific shooting at the National War Memorial. Our very democracy was savagely attacked today.
I would like to express my deep gratitude to our security forces for their swift and courageous response, and to Kevin Vickers, Parliament’s Sergeant-at-Arms, for his heroism in Centre Block today while we were under lockdown. On behalf of my constituents in Vancouver Centre, and all Canadians, thank you.
Mr. Trudeau has spoken with the Prime Minister and offered the Liberal Party of Canada’s absolute support as we seek to prosecute those responsible for this attack, and prevent events like it from happening in the future.
On the advice of Parliamentary security officials, my constituency office remains closed until further notice. Updates will be available at
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Today at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Geneva, I was bound to intervene in my role as Special Representative on Gender Issues, during the Session on New Security Challenges: the Role of Parliaments, Human Dimensions.

The gist of my intervention focused on human rights abuses against women and young girls in Syria. Perhaps the most heinous ‎practice by jihadists and Islamic extremist groups who flourish under the Assad regime is the use of rape as a strategy of terrorism.

‎There are an alarming number of female headed households in Syria and in refugee camps since the men have either been killed or gone to fight. A woman or girl who is raped becomes triply victimised: by the rape, the shunning, and forced marriage.

Culturally a girl who has been raped dishonour her...


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