Thursday, November 19, 2015

Trans rights are human rights. The Government of Canada will amend the Criminal Code to protect trans people from discrimination under the law.

Posted by Dr. Hedy Fry on Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I'm in Helsinki today, delivering my report on gender equality in the 57 nations of the OSCE – The Organization for...

Posted by Dr. Hedy Fry on Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, P.C., Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre, today applauded Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s announcement to fix Canada’s broken democratic system. The 32-point, comprehensive plan, will deliver real change from reforming our electoral system, to strengthening Elections Canada, to making evidence-based policy, and giving a greater voice to Canadians in their Parliament.
“Today, Justin Trudeau presented a plan for real change. We will restore openness and transparency and modernize the way government works,” said Fry. “Our comprehensive plan focuses on more transparent government; giving Canadians a voice in Ottawa, open and fair elections, evidence-based policy, and better service for Canadians.”
The Liberal plan will raise the bar on transparency and accountability, while modernizing the way government works by implementing measures including requiring that government data and information is open by default, giving Canadians a voice in Ottawa by allowing more independence for MPs and government...
Friday, May 15, 2015
Dear constituents,
Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion on Bill C-51, the Government’s Anti-Terrorism Act.
I agree that we must always balance our collective security with the rights and freedoms we cherish. For me, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, passed by Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, is at the heart of what it means to be a Liberal. The Liberal Party therefore understands that legislators do not have to sacrifice rights and freedoms in order to increase legislative powers necessary to address security threats. We achieved that balance in our first Anti-Terrorism law post 9/11.
From the outset, Liberals raised concerns about...
Friday, April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Vancouver – Following a major fuel spill into Vancouver’s English Bay, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his BC team are making a clear commitment to reversing the damage of Stephen Harper’s dangerous cuts to oil spill response and marine safety resources on the BC coast.
“I used to live in this neighbourhood, and I know that any spills of this nature are of serious concern to British Columbians and all Canadians,” said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. “Stephen Harper’s cuts to marine safety resources and the closure of Vancouver’s Kitsilano Coast Guard Base each undermine our ability to respond to spills like this. A new Liberal government will re-open a full-service Coast Guard station in Vancouver and re-invest in marine safety and oil spill response capacity on the BC coast.”
Harper’s Conservatives have cut Transport Canada’s funding for marine safety programs by over 27% since 2009. Cuts in BC alone have included the closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station alongside Canada’s busiest port, the closure of three BC Marine Communication and Traffic Centres, and cuts to oil spill response coordination resources.
“Marine safety experts are highlighting how Stephen Harper’s closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard base had a profoundly negative impact on response capabilities following this spill, and the consequences for Vancouver’s local waters and shorelines are deeply alarming,” said Dr. Hedy Fry, Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre. “We are incredibly thankful for the service of the first responders and crews who have worked to contain the damage, and Justin Trudeau’s commitment will help ensure that Vancouver’s economy and environment will never again be similarly put at risk.”
Harper’s cuts to marine safety resources and oil spill response capacity have come even as marine traffic continues to increase through Vancouver and along the BC coast.
Monday, February 2, 2015

Dear Minister Raitt,

Recent media reports indicate Transport Canada is conducting consultations to allow small pleasure craft, with less than 15 passengers, to dump sewage waste a short one nautical mile from shore, far less than the current regulation of three nautical miles. This proposed change will greatly affect the water safety surrounding Vancouver’s beaches, putting public health at risk.