COVID-19News
November 27, 2020

Update on Canada’s Vaccine Plan

Canada’s vaccine plan: Canada is well positioned to provide access to COVID-19 vaccines to all Canadians in 2021, having negotiated agreements with 7 promising vaccine manufacturers. The Public Health Agency…
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In the HouseNews
November 27, 2020

House of Commons Unanimously Passes Extended Moratorium on Student Loan Payments

On November 24th, 2020, the House of Commons passed the following motion unanimously:   “That the House recognize the significant financial hardship that COVID-19 has caused to post-secondary students across…
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News
November 25, 2020

Federal Government Takes Action to Protect Aquatic Species at Risk

November 25, 2020 The health of our marine and freshwater environments and the wildlife they sustain are critical to our country’s culture, well-being, and economies. Yet some of the species…
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InternationalNews
November 25, 2020

Foreign Affairs Committee: Hedy Fry Asks Minister Champagne about Rising Violence Against Journalists and Parliamentarians

On November 24th, 2020, I questioned Minister Champagne on the steps Canada is taking to address rising violence against journalists and parliamentarians around the world. Since 1992, 1,350 journalists have…
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Vancouver Centre Events
November 24, 2020

Hon. Hedy Fry Hosts Virtual Townhall with Minister Bill Blair

During our Virtual Townhall with Minister Bill Blair on October 22, 2020, constituents from Vancouver Centre and Canadians from across the country had the opportunity to have their public safety…
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In the HouseNews
November 24, 2020

Hon. Hedy Fry Speaks on Bill C-10: An Act to Amend the Broadcasting Act

Last week I rose in the House of Commons to speak on the importance of Amending the Broadcasting Act. "Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon.…
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News
November 23, 2020

Federal Government Announces Aging in Place Challenge Program

The Government of Canada recently announced the new Aging in Place Challenge Program led by the National Research Council. It will partner with like-minded private, public, academic and other research…
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News
November 23, 2020

Federal Government Launches Black Entrepreneurship Program

Applications are now open as of November 23, 2020: Apply Here! In September, the Government of Canada announced Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program to support Black business owners and entrepreneurs and…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
November 23, 2020

Federal Government Launches New Commercial Rent Subsidy (CERS)

The new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) Applications are now open as of November 23, 2020: Apply Here! This innovative rent subsidy would support struggling businesses, charities, and non-profits by subsidizing…
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News
November 19, 2020

Canada Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

November 19, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario As the Government of Canada continues to protect and support Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue working toward building a better future.…
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COVID-19InternationalNews
November 19, 2020

Federal Government Announces Canada-U.S. Border Will Remain Closed Until December 21st, 2020

OTTAWA – November 19, 2020 – Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement: Canada and the United States have agreed to…
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News
November 18, 2020

Federal Government Announces New Consumer Privacy Protection Act

Consumer Privacy Protection Act The new Consumer Privacy Protection Act gives Canadians more control and greater transparency over how companies handle their personal information. Canadians will have the freedom to…
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InternationalNews
November 18, 2020

Federal Government Makes Important Changes to the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA)

On November 4, the final provisions of the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) regulations came into force. This allowed the launch of the new Canadian Travel Number (CTN) and centralized…
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COVID-19News
November 13, 2020

Reminder: Eligible Canadians Can Apply for Past CERB Monthly Payments until December 2, 2020

Applying Retroactively for the Canada Emergency Benefits Eligible Canadians can retroactively claim CERB for previous months of unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and…
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News
November 12, 2020

Canada Takes Next Step Towards Transitioning Away from Open-net Pens in Coastal B.C. Waters

November 12, 2020 Canada takes next step towards transitioning open-net pens in coastal B.C. waters The Government of Canada is committed to developing and delivering, a real and concrete solution…
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InternationalNews
November 12, 2020

Canada Opens Door to Hong Kong Students Through New Immigration Pathways

November 12, 2020 Canada announces immigration measures supporting Hong Kong residents and Canadians in Hong Kong Immigration is a key driver of Canada’s economic growth, and Canada continues to welcome…
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COVID-19News
November 10, 2020

Federal Government Announces Emergency Support to Veterans Organizations

November 10th, 2020 Veterans Affairs Canada announces $20 million to support Veterans Organizations Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced $20…
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News
November 9, 2020

Federal Government Launches Plan to Connect All Canadians with High Speed Internet

November 9th, 2020 Connecting all Canadians to high-speed Internet: Consultations on a proposal to triple the licence-exempt spectrum available Wi-Fi to help Canadians gain access to a greater choice of…
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News
November 6, 2020

Federal Government Launches Historic Tidal Energy Project

November 5th, 2020 The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced one of Canada’s largest-ever investments in tidal energy — $28.5 million to Sustainable Marine in Nova…
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BusinessNews
November 4, 2020

Federal Government Introduces Amendments to the Broadcasting Act (Bill C-10)

A historic announcement for Canadian content: Bill C-10 Summary: The Broadcasting Act outlines Canada’s broadcasting policy, defines the role of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and sets out the…
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News
November 4, 2020

Federal Government Calls for Early Learning and Childcare Innovation Proposals

ELCC Call for Proposals Background On October 30th, 2020, Minister Ahmed Hussen launched the Early Learning and Child Care Innovation Call for Proposals in order to find new and innovative…
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InternationalNews
October 31, 2020

Federal Government Announces 2021-2023 Immigration Plan

October 30, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets…
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October 27, 2020

Canada Announces Emergency Funding to Support Those Experiencing Homelessness

Updated October 27, 2020 In September 2020, the Honourable Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Ahmed Hussen announced a…
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In the HouseNews
October 22, 2020

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

On October 21st, I spoke in the House of Commons on Bill C-7: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Medical Assistance in dying). Bill C-7 would: Remove the requirement…
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COVID-19News
October 22, 2020

Updates to Employment Insurance Fishing Benefits

The Employment Insurance Fishing benefits now allow workers to establish a fishing benefit claim based on earnings in their current qualifying period or earnings used to establish a fishing claim…
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NewsVancouver Centre Events
October 21, 2020

Dr. Hedy Fry is Blanketed on Mothers Matter Centre’s 20th Anniversary

Mother Matter Centre 20th Anniversary Event Background: The Mothers Matter Centre’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and presentation of its annual Because Mothers Matter Awards will take place, virtually, on October 21,…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
October 20, 2020

Federal Government Invests $12 Million in New Small Business Fund

Today, during Small Business Week, the Government of Canada, announced an investment of $12 million in the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund. Canada United is a national fundraising campaign…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
October 17, 2020

All Federal COVID-19 Relief Programs for Businesses

Updated October 20th, 2020   Canada United Small Business Relief Fund As we enter the second wave of COVID-19, small businesses continue to need our support. During Small Business Week,…
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News
October 16, 2020

Federal Government Calls for LGBTQ2+ National Monument Proposals

  Design Competition for LGBTQ2+ National Monument Launches   OTTAWA, October 16, 2020 A major step has been taken toward creating a national monument remembering the historic discrimination against LGBTQ2+…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
October 16, 2020

Federal Government Launches COVID-19-related PPE Challenges to Reduce Environmental Impacts

Government of Canada launches new COVID-19–related challenges to help reduce environmental impact of PPE in Canada October 16, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to protecting…
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News
October 13, 2020

Federal Government Opens Family Sponsorship for Parents and Grandparents

  Our government is happy to announce the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program to build upon this commitment to family reunification. Family reunification is an important priority…
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COVID-19News
October 12, 2020

Federal Government Announces Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) Applications – Now Open

The government has announced Canada that it will be transitioning the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to Employment Insurance (EI). The transition will create the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), it…
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BusinessCOVID-19News
October 9, 2020

Federal Government Announces Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Extension

The extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy until June 2021, which would continue to protect jobs by helping businesses keep employees on the payroll and encouraging employers to re-hire…
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News
October 7, 2020

Federal Government Will Support Students on Medical or Parental Leave

Today, Minister Qualtrough highlighted a new measure to help student borrowers manage financial burdens they may face when taking temporary medical or parental leave from their studies—including for mental health…
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News
October 7, 2020

Federal Government Will Ban Single-Use Plastics by the End of 2021

Today, Minister Wilkinson announced next steps in the Government of Canada's plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. The plan for which plastic to ban is based on 3…
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InternationalNews
October 6, 2020

OSCE PA President Makes Statement on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

As head of Canada’s delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCEPA), I share with you the following statement. Nagorno-Karabakh bloodshed must end, says OSCE…
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News
October 6, 2020

Federal Government Invests in LGBTQ2+ Health Research

CBRC Funded for Chronic Health Surveillance Project Among LGBTQ2+ People in Canada Public Health Agency of Canada Announces $1M in Funding for Community-Based Surveillance of Chronic Diseases Among Sexual and…
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COVID-19News
October 6, 2020

Federal Government Announces COVID-19 Support to Persons with Disabilities

On October 30, 2020, approximately 1.6 million eligible clients will automatically start receiving the one-time payment. This will be the first set of payments from the Government of Canada and…
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In the HouseNews
October 6, 2020

Federal Government Proposes Changes to Medical Assistance in Dying – Bill C-7

The Government of Canada has reintroduced proposed changes to Canada’s Criminal Code provisions on MAID. The amendments respond to the Superior Court of Quebec’s September 2019 Truchon decision by expanding…
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COVID-19News
October 5, 2020

Federal Government Announces Additional Funding to Fight Gender-based Violence

The Government of Canada has announced an additional $50 million in emergency COVID-19 funding to support women’s shelters and other organizations that support those impacted by gender-based violence (GBV).This is…
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COVID-19News
October 2, 2020

Federal Government Announces Family Reunification Updates

  Today, our government was happy to announce the introduction of processes to support family reunification, entry for compassionate reasons, and the safe and gradual entry of some international students.…
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News
October 2, 2020

Federal Government Expands the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Government of Canada expands Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to provide further support for businesses Additional relief funding is now available for local businesses across Canada.   Ottawa, October 2,…
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COVID-19News
September 25, 2020

Federal Government Announces Insurance Help for Canadian Film Industry

The Government of Canada is introducing a temporary support measure to allow the Canadian film industry to get back on its feet. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage,…
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COVID-19In the HouseNews
September 23, 2020

Speech from the Throne 2020

On September 23rd, 2020, the Governor General delivered the Speech from the Throne. This evening, the Prime Minister addressed Canadians about the path forward as we work to protect the…
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International
September 21, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a virtual address to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly.

    September 21, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a virtual address to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly.      "This is a…
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BusinessNews
September 20, 2020

Federal Government Invests in BC Tech Companies through BC Fast Pilot Program

National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) and Innovate BC announced over $2 million in R&D funding for 22 new projects in BC through the BC Fast Pilot…
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News
September 18, 2020

Dr. Hedy Fry Hosts Panel on the Overdose Crisis in Vancouver

Panel discussion on the Overdose Crisis in Vancouver Centre. Thank you to our panelists Dr. Perry Kendall, Epidemiologist Dr. Kate Salters, and Crosstown Clinic's Dr. Scott MacDonald for the informative…
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News
September 17, 2020

Federal government invests in food security in Vancouver Centre

Vancouver, BC – September 17th, 2020 Today, the Honourable Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced $161,350 to…
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