Dr. Hedy Fry slams the Harper government's inaction on antibiotic resistance

Hedy Fry In The House
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dr. Hedy Fry slams the Harper government's inaction on antibiotic resistance

Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Liberal Party of Canada Critic for Health):
 
Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General slammed the Conservative government for failing its responsibility to mitigate risks posed by the spread of antibiotic resistance in Canada, which the World Health Organization calls a major global threat to human health.
 
While the Minister of Health, as usual, blames the provinces, the AG blames her for shirking federal leadership.
 
In 2009, the Conservative government cut funding for the Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance. This pattern of callous mismanagement of public health and safety puts lives in danger.
 
Will the minister stop blaming others and commit to lead a meeting with provinces on antibiotic misuse and resistance?