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Thursday, June 20, 2013
VANCOUVER CENTRE LIBERAL MP Dr. Hedy Fry has alleged that the Conservative Party of Canada has tried to cash in on a government bill proposing greater regulations over...
Friday, March 22, 2013

Conservatives leave Canadians to fend for themselves; ignore environment, health, infrastructure and small businesses

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March 21, 2013

OTTAWA, ON – Dr. Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre and Liberal Health Critic today panned the Conservative budget as a visionless repackaging of old ideas, noting that real action could have been taken in areas of infrastructure, improving the health of Canadians, and providing real support for skills training.

“This budget will do nothing to kick-start the Canadian economy and will do more harm than good, particularly with another Employment Insurance premium hike that will prevent small and medium-sized businesses from hiring more workers,” said Dr. Fry. “68% of jobs in Canada are created by these companies – why make it harder to hire Canadians?”

Cuts include a drop of $1.7 billion to the Building Canada Fund, bringing it down to $210 million; and $108 million cut from...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
NDP VOTE WITH CONSERVATIVES TO KILL CYBERBULLYING BILL NDP mark Pink Shirt Day with surprise vote against Bill to reduce online bullying

February 27, 2013
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Ottawa, ON – In a surprise move, the NDP has voted with the Conservative majority on the House of Commons Justice Committee, effectively killing Dr. Hedy Fry’s bill to add cyberbullying to the Criminal Code of Canada. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Speech by OSCE Special Representative on Gender Issues Dr. Hedy Fry 
February 21, 2013 - Vienna
 
M le président, chers collègues, c'est un plaisir pour moi de faire rapport au sujet de l'égalité des sexes en tant que représentante spéciale de l’assemblée parlementaire sur les questions de l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes.
 
Premièrement, je voudrais vous mettre au courant des quelques activités qui se déroulent au sien de l'OSCEPA et l'OSCE.
 
The recent Ministerial Council in Dublin echoes many of the resolutions passed by this Assembly in Monaco. "Strengthening good governance, combating corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism" recognises the role that men & women working together must play within economic and political institutions in order to achieve

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013
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Vancouver, BC – In a surprise move today, the Conservative government quietly shuttered the Kitsilano Coast Guard station – months earlier than previously announced.

“Vancouverites should be appalled by this underhanded announcement,” said Liberal MP and Critic for Health Dr. Hedy Fry. “The Liberal Party of Canada joined with the City of Vancouver, the provincial government and marine safety experts in calling upon the government to reverse this reckless decision. Today’s announcement – with zero advance warning to local police and fire departments who will now carry the burden of increased marine protection – shows a blatant disregard for the safety of those who travel Vancouver’s waters. The government is putting Canadian lives at risk.”

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Ottawa – In the House of Commons, Vancouver Centre Liberal MP, Dr. Hedy Fry, challenged the Conservative government to stop ideological cuts that are threatening public safety and human life. Her question was fuelled by the Vancouver Police and Fire Chiefs recent call for the Conservative government to reverse its decision to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base. “Vancouver Police and Fire Chiefs have now written the Prime Minister protesting the closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard base next May, saying that it will compromise safety and endanger lives,” said Fry. “They join a growing list of provincial and municipal governments, mariners, maritime shippers and citizens protesting the closure of the base.” The Police and Fire Chiefs noted that the decision will create a barrier to their ability to fulfil their mandates to fight crime, extinguish fires, and protect public safety. They argued the Sea Island expansion of Search and Rescue to serve the Port of Metro Vancouver, the largest port in Canada, will be inadequate and it will add a minimum of thirty minutes to response times and will put lives...
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

 

OTTAWA– The federal government’s decision to allow the production of generic forms of OxyContin jeopardizes the health of Canadians and must immediately be reconsidered, said Liberals today.
 
“Abuse of OxyContin has created a genuine public health emergency,” said Liberal Health critic Dr. Hedy Fry. “The Minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq, must heed calls from provincial and territorial health ministers, Aboriginal Leaders, health professionals, law enforcement and addiction experts from across this country, and ban the production of generic forms of OxyContin.”
 
Liberals were joined in their appeal to the federal government by Grand Chief Harvey Yesno and Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). In 2009, NAN declared a State of Emergency in all 49 of its communities due to epidemic levels...
Saturday, December 1, 2012
DECEMBER 1, 2012
 
TORONTO– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on World AIDS Day:
 
“On World AIDS Day we reflect on the millions of people in Canada and around the world living with HIV/AIDS and those who have lost their lives in the three decades since this illness was first diagnosed. Today, over 34 million children, women and men continue to fight for their health and against prejudice – including nearly 70,000 Canadians.
 
While HIV/AIDS is far more treatable today than it once was, more than half of those combating this disease are without access to life-saving antiretroviral drugs and therapy. This is particularly true in Africa where more than 50% of AIDS-related deaths occur. Canada has both domestic and global responsibilities to ensure improved access to treatment and funding for vaccine-related research.”
 
Liberal Health critic Dr. Hedy Fry continued:
 
“HIV/AIDS does not discriminate. It is a deadly disease without boundaries, and the search for a cure starts with embracing research and innovation. In Canada, there are...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
If Vancouver Centre MP Hedy Fry has her way, Canadians soon will become familiar with a new noun: "cybermisconduct."
 
The Liberal health critic, a physician, is behind a private member's bill that would criminalize various forms of cyberbullying.
 
She tabled the bill in the Commons back in April, 2009, then again in September, 2011.
 
Having passed second reading last June, Bill C-273 now awaits study by the Commons justice committee before final...

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