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August 6, 2020

Safe Third Country Agreement

The Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States (U.S.) states that refugee claimants are required to request refugee protection in the first safe country they arrive in,…
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July 26, 2020

Census 2021

The 2021 Census content has been made public through the Canada Gazette. During the last mandate, one of our first actions as Government was to restore the mandatory long-form census.…
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July 24, 2020

Feds fund gender-based violence services in Vancouver

July 24, 2020 – Vancouver, BC Hon. Hedy Fry, MP, Vancouver Centre, on behalf of Hon. Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announces $250,000 in support of 10…
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July 20, 2020

African Descent Youth Engagement Forum

On July 17th, I was invited to listen & give feedback to the African Descent Youth Engagement Forum. I heard a diversity of African youth speak eloquently about the challenges…
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July 17, 2020

Strategic Assessment on Climate Change

While we continue to fight COVID-19, we are committed to fighting the other looming threat that is climate change and to build a net-zero economy by 2050 The Strategic Assessment…
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July 9, 2020

Updates to Vaping Regulations

On July 1st, Health Canada’s new labelling requirements for vaping products came into force. These requirements are pursuant to the Vaping Product Labelling and Packaging Regulations and are intended to…
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July 8, 2020

Update on Indigenous Child & Family Services

Yesterday, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, together with Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, participated in a signing ceremony for a Protocol…
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June 19, 2020

Dr. Peter Centre: Emergency Shelter / Urgent Public Health Need Site National Community of Practice HUB

VANCOUVER, BC - The Dr. Peter Centre is creating a Community of Practice Hub for frontline service providers, health care professionals, and policymakers with the goal of building capacity within…
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June 13, 2020

Vancouver Centre Business Call

I chatted with Vij's and Oceanwise about the government assistance programs available to them. Tune in to see how these two Vancouver Centre businesses have benefited from the CEWS and…
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June 9, 2020

Addressing Systemic Racism

Last week, the Prime Minister participated in the ongoing demonstrations, in solidarity with racialized Canadians who are protesting against anti-black racism. At every level of government, we need to work…
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May 26, 2020

Concerning Surge in Anti-Asian Hate Crime

Chinese-Canadians came to Canada over 170 years ago. They helped build our nation. Let's stand together and fight the surge in anti-Asian racism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMwLMcCIxpc
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May 12, 2020

More Support for Seniors

I have been hearing from many seniors who are severely impacted by COVID-19. Many are unable to leave their homes out of fear of compromising their health. They have been…
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May 8, 2020

Global Parliamentary Affairs

This morning, the OSCE PA hosted a webinar on Respecting human rights and maintaining democratic control during states of emergency. Please see their statement below:
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May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Vancouver Centre

Our government acted quickly when COVID-19 became apparent across Canada, to provide real-time emergency assistance and timely information to Canadians to ensure that you’re healthy and safe. As a physician,…
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May 6, 2020

Threads of Life, Steps for Life Event

https://youtu.be/5BzC3gCK_rM On April 28th, we honoured the #NationalDayofMourning. On May 2nd, Threads for Life planned a #StepsforLife event to raise awareness about the impacts of workplace accidents on families. While…
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May 6, 2020

OSCE PA COVID-19 Intersectionality Statement

https://youtu.be/5Czyj6Kjxv4 As Special Gender Representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, I know that gender inequality is compounded by factors like socio-economic status, LGBTQ2 status, aboriginal &…
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May 2, 2020

Opinion: Students will be an essential part of Canada’s economic recovery

Written for Daily Hive by the Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre.  The federal government’s response to the economic impact of COVID-19 has exposed some sectors in our…
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May 1, 2020

News from Canadian Medical Association for National Physicians’ Day

May 1, 2020 – Issue 15 https://youtu.be/7Krqe43l5zw Dear members, Today, on National Physicians’ Day, our profession finds itself in an exceptionally challenging time. As COVID-19 has spread across Canada and around…
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April 6, 2020

Note for those on Income/Disability Assistance

Those on income/disability assistance, this applies to you!   The Province of B.C. will: Temporarily exempt federal employment insurance benefits (including CERB and EI) for the next 3 months so…
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April 2, 2020

Government of Canada Invests in Dr. Peter Centre to Combat Hepatitis C

April 2, 2020 Vancouver, BC — Vancouver Centre MP Dr. Hedy Fry today announced that the Government of Canada is investing $235,000 to combat hepatitis C among clients of Dr.…
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April 2, 2020

Federal Government Designated Essential Services and Public Health Practices

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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Today, the Government of Canada announced the first phase of Canada's $27 billion COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. It includes a number of measures that, in these extraordinary circumstances, will help…
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March 17, 2020

COVID-19: Temporary Travel Restrictions

Beginning tomorrow (Mar. 18th, 2020), Canada will deny entry to all foreign nationals coming from all countries other than the US, including foreign nationals coming from the US who have…
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August 9, 2019

Letter to House of Commons Board of Internal Economy

Dear Speaker Regan, I am writing to you in your capacity as chair of the House of Commons Board of Internal Economy. I am writing to you to make you…
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June 5, 2019

Women Deliver 2019: LGBTQ2+ Panel

As we push for gender equality around the world, we must remember to include LGBTQ2+ perspectives. Great panel discussion today at Women Deliver 2019 talking about the inclusion of LGBTQ2+…
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April 2, 2019

Update from Hedy: Budget 2019

The new federal budget is a win for students, seniors, and workers. The budget emphasizes fiscal responsibility while delivering on its economic promise to grow the middle class. When I…
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February 15, 2019

Dr. Hedy Fry showcases the Government of Canada’s investments in women entrepreneurs

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018, Futurpreneur Canada hosted Trailblazers 2018: A celebration and showcase of inspiring young Canadian female entrepreneurs. Dr. Hedy Fry was proud to represent the…
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February 11, 2019

Government of Canada invests $950,000 in RADIUS’ Health Promotion Lab

Canada is facing a growing burden of chronic disease. Almost two out of five Canadian adults over the age of 20 have at least one of the 10 most common…
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