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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the election results for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN):

“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary caucus, I extend our heartfelt congratulations to Shawn A-in-chut Atleo on his re-election as AFN National Chief.

We look forward to continuing our work with the...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ramadan Statement by the Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Member of Parliament, Scarborough-Agincourt and Liberal Critic for Multiculturalism

As Ramadan begins, I would like to offer warm regards to all Canadians who are observing this holy month.

This year, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, when The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau entrenched the Charter in the new Canadian Constitution.  One of the most important rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the right to worship.  The observance of Ramadan, one of the holiest times in the Muslim religious calendar, offers a time to

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I am pleased to extend best wishes to all Vancouverites on this 145th Canada Day. As the maple leaf flies proudly this weekend, let us take time to reflect together on our shared history, celebrate the diversity that makes this country great, and vow to stand up for those very values that make us who we are: proud Canadians.

I wish you a very happy and safe Canada Day.

- Hon. Hedy Fry, MP

Thursday, June 28, 2012

MONTREAL — Liberal health critic Hedy Fry suggested that the Harper government is undermining a 10-year accord with the provinces to press an agenda that favours private health care.

Fry, a physician and former president of the B.C. Medical Association, was a guest speaker at the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors June 27 on the topic “Ensuring the Future of Medicare: The Role of the Federal Government.”

Fry said that medicare, as it has been known since the 1960s, is in jeopardy because of the majority the Conservative party holds.

She said the government has done nothing to see that the agreement on health-care funding, signed in 2004 by Liberal prime minister Paul Martin and the provinces and territories, is implemented as was foreseen at the...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

 
EDMONTON– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the anniversary of the Air India bombing:
 
“On this day in 1985, Canada was forever changed when Air India Flight 182 was struck down in a horrendous act of extremism and...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Liberal MPs call on local Conservatives to help save Kits Coast Guard base

The Canadian Coast Guard Kitsilano Search and Rescue base in Vancouver is an essential part of the area’s marine emergency response and must not be closed

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

In honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee year, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized with medals for their achievements and contributions to their communities. Member of Parliament, Hon. Hedy Fry, has been allocated 30 Diamond Jubilee Medals to award to outstanding citizens in Vancouver. Medal recipients will be selected by a committee of community leaders, and honored at a celebration ceremony to be held at the end of 2012.

Monday, June 18, 2012
OTTAWA– Liberal Citizenship and Immigration critic Kevin Lamoureux made the following statement today on the Conservative government’s cuts to refugee healthcare: “The Conservative government’s planned cuts to Interim Federal Health Program services will mean that individuals fleeing the most desperate circumstances will no longer have access to essential healthcare services. As a signatory to the...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Kitsilano Coast Guard station set to be shut down next spring is being credited with responding to a boat collision early Wednesday morning in English Bay in a matter of minutes. Two anchored boats, a wood-hulled fishing boat and a steel-hulled sailboat, collided at about 4:25 a.m. and a coast guard crew managed to arrive at the scene with assistance by 4:30 a.m.

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