Tuesday, November 1, 2016
House of Commons  
November 1, 2016
Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Liberal Party of Canada):  
"Mr. Speaker, Canada has a thriving pre- and post-production movie industry. Vancouver has seen a strong increase in the number of productions in recent years, making it the number one hub for special effects globally. Can the Minister of Canadian Heritage tell us what the government is doing to promote and support Canadian films?"
Hon. Mélanie Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Liberal Party of Canada):  
"Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Vancouver Centre for her important question.
We know that the film industry generates billions of dollars a year ...
Monday, October 31, 2016
House of Commons
October 31, 2016
Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Liberal Party of Canada):
"Mr. Speaker, between 1952 and 1992, the CBC produced, in-house, thousands of hours of Canadian content, now archived.
As a young immigrant, the CBC helped me understand my new country and its people. I remember with fondness a B.C. series, the Beachcombers, launched in 1972, telling a unique west coast story of salvage loggers.
For 19 years, Nick, played by
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Liberal Party of Canada):
Mr. Speaker, World Theatre Day is celebrated on March 27 around the globe.
World Theatre Day is meant to honour and further UNESCO's goal of celebrating the power of theatre as an indispensable bridge-builder for international understanding and peace.
Theatre promotes and protects cultural diversity and identity throughout the world.
Theatre reflects life; it speaks of love, passion, joy, anger, pain and death. It can elevate us and inform us.
In Vancouver we have...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
In electing a new government, millions of Canadians signalled their desire for change.
Our government was elected, in part, because we took that desire seriously.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Dear Minister,
I read, with great interest, reports that you are urging the Provinces and Territories to allow the federal government to take part in the Pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (PCPA), to purchase and supply pharmaceuticals at lower costs, through negotiated agreements and bulk-purchasing. Interestingly, a National Pharmaceutical Strategy was agreed to in the 2004 Health Accord, signed and funded by the Premiers and Prime Minister Paul Martin, but because of your government’s decision to walk away from this agreement, the Provinces and Territories had no choice but to establish the PCPA.
In the 2004 Health Accord, the Federal Health Minister and the British Columbia Health Minister agreed to co-chair the development of a comprehensive plan that included bulk-purchasing of pharmaceuticals and ensure patients had access to the prescription drugs they needed, without suffering financial hardship in ...
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ten years ago today, we took our seats in the House of Commons and debated the Civil Marriage Act (Bill C-38) into the...

Posted by Dr. Hedy Fry on Saturday, June 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Liberal Party of Canada): 

Mr. Speaker, the current government is refusing to let the 15-year-old daughter of a Filipino live-in caregiver join her mother in B.C. It says a deaf child would be an excessive burden on the state. Really?

Many deaf persons in Canada are educated, high-performing...