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.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A Vancouver MP’s bill on cyberbullying was successfully passed Wednesday evening in Ottawa by only one vote. “My bill on cyberbullying is an important bill and I am pleased that it will be studied by the Justice Committee,” said Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre. “I expect that there will be a number of amendments that may indeed strengthen the bill and make it more effective.” Wednesday’s vote was tied at 144 for and against before the Speaker of the House of Commons broke the tie and the bill was passed at second...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
OTTAWA - The Hon. Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre, concluded debate on a Bill which would amend the Criminal Code in order to clarify that cyberbullying is an offence. Bill C-273 is supported by the Canadian Teachers' Federation, which represents close to 200,000 teachers across the country, and the Canadian Association of Police Boards. The vote on C-273 will take place Wednesday, June 6, 2012 and, if passed will send the Bill to the Justice...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Liberal Health critic Dr. Hedy Fry made the following statement today on the release of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Mental Health Strategy for Canada:

“We welcome today’s much-anticipated Mental Health Strategy for Canada.

This strategy, which is the result of hard work from the Commission, stakeholders and citizens across Canada, confirms what Liberals have been saying all along – that Canada is facing a growing mental health crisis and...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Talking Suicide, Advocacy, and Politics with the Honourable Dr. Fry

by Ranita H. Manocha
University of British Columbia Medical Journal

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Health
Health Canada
70 Colombine Driveway, Tunney’s Pasture
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

Dear Minister Aglukkaq,

We write to you today to convey our deep concern over your decision to systematically cut spending on Aboriginal health as part of the planned reduction in departmental spending identified in this year’s budget. We are particularly concerned that funding for essential health promotion and disease prevention programs and services, as well as health research, has been reduced to the point where it will have a significant impact on the ability of Health Canada to fully deliver its mandate to improve First Nations and Inuit health...

Friday, April 13, 2012

MONTREAL- Liberal Public Safety critic Francis Scarpaleggia made the following statement today on the Supreme Court of Canada's decision to strike down a law that allows police to tap telephones without a warrant in an emergency:

"The Supreme Court's decision sends a signal, and a warning, to the Harper government in relation to its recently-introduced on-line surveillance legislation, Bill C-30.

In essence, the Court has said in today's decision that it considers Canadians' privacy rights to be sacrosanct, and that the government must properly protect these rights, including in regard to warrantless access to internet subscriber information."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Liberal Party of Canada will launch a petition today inviting Canadians to demand that the Harper Conservatives tell the truth about the F-35.

“This Prime Minister and his government have been misleading Canadians in order to conceal their complete and utter mismanagement of the biggest military procurement in our country’s history,” said Liberal Leader Bob Rae. “Canadians want honesty and accountability from Stephen Harper not excuses and cover-ups. It’s time that this Conservative government take responsibility for this fiasco and come clean.”

The petition calls on Stephen Harper to tell the truth about...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Liberals Call on Government to Restore Funding to Katimavik

OTTAWA— The Conservative government’s defunding of Katimavik ignores the group’s tremendous service to Canada’s youth and must be immediately reversed, said Liberal Youth, Amateur Sport and Post-Secondary Education critic Justin Trudeau today.

“As a former chair of the Board, I know the tremendous work that Katimavik does and how it helps...

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ottawa, ON - Vancouver Centre Liberal MP and Health Critic, Hedy Fry, today denounced the federal budget that does nothing to create long-term jobs and harms the CBC and our environment.

“Given that there has been almost no new jobs created in the last six months, the Conservative government should have focused on long-term, sustainable job creation. They could have found billions of dollars to invest in long-term...