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February 25, 2021

CTV News Vancouver Interviews Dr. Hedy Fry on Rapid Testing in BC

B.C. should use stockpile of rapid COVID-19 tests before it's too late, MP says CTVNewsVancouver.ca Contact Published Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:42PM PST Last Updated Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:19PM…
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International
February 25, 2021

Dr. Hedy Fry’s Speech at OSCE PA Winter Meeting in Vienna

Introduction Dear colleagues, I’m happy to be speaking with you today as the Special Representative on Gender Issues for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly. Thank…
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NewsVancouver Centre Events
February 23, 2021

Dr. Hedy Fry’s Remarks at the Women Cybersecurity Society’s FAST Awards

The FAST Awards are an annual event that celebrate the advancement of women and marginalized groups who are in the early stages of their cybersecurity and technology careers. To honour…
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BusinessCOVID-19InternationalNews
February 20, 2021

Federal Government Implements New Restrictions on Land and Air Travel to Canada

New travel measures The Government of Canada has introduced further measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Canada. We strongly advise Canadians to cancel or postpone…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
February 19, 2021

Federal Government Extends Coverage of Canada Recovery Benefits and Employment Insurance

Today, Minister Qualtrough announced the Government of Canada’s intent to introduce regulatory and legislative amendments to increase the number of weeks of benefits available for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB),…
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International
February 19, 2021

OSCE PA: Human trafficking of Migrant Children Triples Over the Past 15 years

Hedy Fry (Canada) underlined the importance of OSCE parliamentarians participating in a variety of international for a in order to raise the profile of the OSCE’s migration-related work. Taking stock…
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News
February 19, 2021

Federal Government Announces Bill C-22 to Repeal Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offences for Substance Users

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the criminal justice system keeps all Canadians, their families, and communities safe. Recent events have further highlighted the systemic discrimination and disproportionate…
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BusinessNews
February 19, 2021

Federal Government Awards Construction of New Science Vessel to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards

Through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada is committed to providing members of the Canadian Coast Guard with the modern vessels they need to safely and effectively…
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COVID-19InternationalNews
February 19, 2021

Federal Government Announces Extended Restrictions for Travelers Entering Canada

Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the temporary restriction of all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border until at least March 21st, 2021. The Government of Canada’s…
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Vancouver Centre Events
February 18, 2021

Dr. Hedy Fry Delivers Closing Remarks at the Black Business Association of BC’s Black History Month Event

Today, I am pleased to deliver the closing remarks at the Black Business Association of BC Black History Month event with Satyen Raja   Thank you for helping Vancouver’s Black-owned…
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In the HouseNews
February 17, 2021

Dr. Hedy Fry Asks the Prime Minister a Question on Gun Control

Today, I rose in the House of Commons to ask the Prime Minister: Hon. Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre, Lib.):  Mr. Speaker, as a family physician, I know that gun violence…
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News
February 17, 2021

Federal Government Announces New Funding to Address Abandoned Boats Across Canada

Abandoned boats are a growing problem and have economic, social, and environmental impacts on local communities across Canada. They can pollute the marine environment, harm local businesses such as tourism…
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News
February 16, 2021

Federal Government Introduces New Legislation That Targets Gun Violence and Criminal Activity

Gun violence has had devastating effects on communities across the country, and on too many Canadians who have lost loved ones. According to Statistics Canada, firearms were used in over…
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BusinessInternationalNews
February 16, 2021

Federal Government Supports International Students by Ensuring Online Studies Abroad Will Still Count for a Post Graduate Work Permit

International students bring so much to Canada, contributing more than $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. The pandemic has presented myriad challenges for…
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News
February 12, 2021

Federal Government Acknowledges Release of BC Coroner’s Report on Drug Toxicity Deaths

On February 11, 2021, the BC Coroners Service released their full report on illicit drug toxicity deaths from last year, 2020. The Coroner’s report also summarizes all illicit toxicity deaths…
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COVID-19News
February 11, 2021

Federal Government Opens Call for Proposals to Support Women Impacted by the Pandemic

Federal Government Launches the Feminist Response and Recovery Fund The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified systemic and longstanding inequalities, with women and girls disproportionately affected by the crisis. The Government of…
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News
February 11, 2021

Federal Government Announces Funding for 76 LGBTQ2+ Community-Led Projects

The Government of Canada is committed to better supporting LGBTQ2 individuals in Canada and building a society where everyone has equal rights and opportunities to be their true, authentic selves.…
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News
February 9, 2021

Federal Government Provides Support for Survivors and Families of MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Persons in BC

Support line for those affected by missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA+ people For immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. You can also access long-term health support services such as mental…
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BusinessNews
February 8, 2021

Federal Government Launches Public Consultations on New Blue Economy Strategy

Summary: Canada’s blue economy has so much potential. We are connected to three oceans with nearly 250,000 kilometres of sprawling coastline – more than any country in the world. To…
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COVID-19
February 8, 2021

Federal Government Supports Canadians in Long-Term Care During COVID-19

Supporting Canadians in long-term care during COVID-19 From day one of this pandemic, we’ve been focused on protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19, including those living and working in long-term…
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COVID-19News
February 3, 2021

Federal Government Announces New Canadian Vaccine Production

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, highlighted investments to build Canada’s biomanufacturing capacity and talked about the next steps in Canada’s immediate response to COVID-19.…
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News
February 1, 2021

Federal Government Supports Four Safer Drug Supply Projects in British Columbia

February 1st, 2021 The overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, in many communities, the COVID-19 outbreak is worsening…
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NewsVancouver Centre Events
February 1, 2021

Canada Summer Jobs 2021 Employer Application EXTENDED to February 3, 2021

Canada Summer Jobs 2021 Employer Application is Extended to February 3, 2021   The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on young Canadians who are trying to find work.…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
January 31, 2021

Federal Government Waives EI Waiting Period until September 25, 2021

On January 29, 2021, Minister Qualtrough announced EI regulations will be amended to temporarily waive the waiting period for EI claimants who establish a new claim between January 31, 2021…
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COVID-19InternationalNews
January 30, 2021

Federal Government Announces Stricter Travel Restrictions

On Friday January 29th, our government announced new measures to restrict travel and limit the spread of COVID-19 and its new variants. Starting this Sunday January 31, 2021 to April…
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BusinessNews
January 27, 2021

Federal Government Invests in New Metro Vancouver Electric Bus Fleet

January 26, 2021 - Media Release TransLink expands battery-electric bus fleet 15 new buses to more than quadruple TransLink’s battery-electric bus fleet NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – TransLink has awarded a…
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COVID-19News
January 22, 2021

Federal Government Provides An Update for Seniors

An Update for Seniors: Rapid tests: A new federal report has found that rapid tests will help protect seniors in long-term care homes. The Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel…
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BusinessNews
January 19, 2021

2021 Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund

The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund provides grants and contributions to private, public or academic organizations to conduct research and implement initiatives and projects that support the well-being of Veterans…
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COVID-19News
January 18, 2021

Mental Health Resources Available for Canadians

Mental Health Resources for Canadians The COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy on Canadians’ mental health, with many people struggling with fear, uncertainty of the future, sadness, and isolation. Now…
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BusinessInternationalNews
January 13, 2021

Canada Announces New Measures to Address Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang, China

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade today announced measures related to the human rights…
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COVID-19News
January 12, 2021

How to File Taxes on COVID-19 Emergency or Recovery Benefits Payments

Canadians who received COVID-19 emergency or recovery benefits payments from the CRA will receive a slip called T4A Starting in early January 2021 and no later than March 10, 2021,…
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COVID-19InternationalNews
January 7, 2021

Federal Government Implements Mandatory Pre-Departure Negative COVID-19 Test

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global crisis that is having a significant impact on the air industry and all travellers. The Government of Canada has multiple measures in place…
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COVID-19News
January 5, 2021

Canada’s Vaccine Rollout Strategy

Producing a vaccine: Producing a vaccine is complex. It requires significant investments to ensure it can be produced on a large scale with good quality and consistency. Our investments in…
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COVID-19News
December 18, 2020

The Prime Minister Provides a COVID-19 Update

Prime Minister provides an update on COVID-19 // Le premier ministre fait une mise à jour sur la COVID-19   Remarks in full // Remarques complètes Bon vendredi tout le…
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News
December 18, 2020

Federal Government Announces Gender-Based Violence Funding Agreement

Across Canada, organizations providing services to women and children experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) are dealing with extraordinary circumstances as violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified as…
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News
December 18, 2020

Federal Government to Phase out Existing Discovery Islands Fish Farms

Vancouver, British Columbia –  Aquaculture plays an important role in Canada’s economy and the Government of Canada is committed to managing it responsibly and sustainably.  To do so, there are…
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COVID-19News
December 17, 2020

Updates to Federal Government’s COVID-19 Response in British Columbia

Updated: December 15, 2020 Overview: Canada Over 12.5 million Canadians have been tested for COVID-19 to date. Over 5.6 million Canadians have downloaded the COVID Alert app. As of December…
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InternationalNews
December 17, 2020

An Update on Canada Immigration Statistics 2020

Despite the impacts that COVID-19 has had on immigration in 2020, IRCC has continued working hard to ensure that people can immigrate to Canada safely and responsibly respecting all health…
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News
December 15, 2020

Federal Government Launches Plan to Plant 2 Billion Trees

Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, launched the Government of Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over 10 years, with an investment of $3.16 billion.…
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NewsVancouver Centre Events
December 14, 2020

Hedy Fry Thanks Chef Amanda from Gordon Neighbourhood House for Preparing 5,000 Meals for Those in Need

Thank you to Chef Amanda Bacaleinick from Gordon Neighbourhood House who prepared 5,000 nutritious meals for isolated seniors and single-parent households during COVID-19. Her work was supported through the Government…
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COVID-19News
December 14, 2020

Important Information on CRA Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Repayments

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was introduced to provide financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians that were directly affected by COVID-19. The CERB helped over 8.9 million people…
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News
December 12, 2020

Federal Government Announces Strengthened Climate Plan

A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy Canada’s strengthened climate plan to create jobs and support people, communities, and the planet Background: As the Government of Canada continues to protect…
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News
December 11, 2020

2021 Summer Leadership Program Applications are Now Open

The Summer Leadership Program is a unique political opportunity that gives young people across Canada vital job experience serving in the offices of Members of Parliament, Ministers, the Prime Minister's…
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COVID-19News
December 10, 2020

Federal Government Announces Permanent Residence Pathway for Refugee Claimants That Worked in Canada Healthcare Sector During COVID-19

Recognizing the considerable contribution and sacrifice health-care workers have made in Canada throughout the pandemic, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today that on December 14,…
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COVID-19News
December 8, 2020

Federal Government Awards Contracts for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine, Once Approved

The Government of Canada is protecting the health and safety of all Canadians, and will continue to do so by ensuring access to vaccines. The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of…
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COVID-19Vancouver Centre Events
December 3, 2020

Hon. Hedy Fry Hosts Virtual Townhall with Minister Patty Hajdu

On December 2, 2020, I hosted Minister of Health Patty Hajdu. Thank you Minister Hajdu for a frank and informative discussion at our Vancouver Centre Virtual Townhall last night. Your…
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In the HouseNews
December 3, 2020

Hon. Hedy Fry speaks on Bill C-7: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Medical Assistance in Dying)

Updated: On December 10, 2020 Bill C-7 got majority support in the House of Commons and now goes before the Senate. On October 21st, I spoke in the House of…
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COVID-19News
December 2, 2020

New Supports for Seniors – Fall Economic Statement 2020

On Monday, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance announced the next steps in our plan to support Canadians through the pandemic and rebuild our economy. I would like…
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