COVID-19
June 8, 2020

Exemption to Travel Ban

In an effort to flatten the curve, the Government of Canada has taken a number of extraordinary measures at the border, such as restricting all non-essential travel. We know that…
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COVID-19
June 5, 2020

Support for Canadians Living with Disabilities

One-time payment for persons living with disabilities A special one-time, tax-free payment of $600 will be automatically provided to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as…
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In the House
June 4, 2020

Systemic Racism

Today in the House, I addressed systemic racism. Watch my statement here: Mr. Speaker, the terrible acts of violence against black persons in the United States has brought racism to…
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COVID-19
June 3, 2020

Workplace Safety Resources

As the economy slowly restarts, workplaces are continuing to adapt to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has released numerous resources to support…
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COVID-19
June 1, 2020

Expansion to CEBA

#GOC announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include many owner-operated small businesses. The program will now be available to a greater…
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COVID-19
May 27, 2020

CEWS Consultation

On May 15th, we announced that after listening to Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs, we extended the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) by an additional 12 weeks to August 29,…
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News
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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International
May 24, 2020

Endorsement: Human security for public health, peace and sustainable development appeal

On the occasion of International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament (May 24, 2020) we express our deep concern about the humanitarian and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the…
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International
May 24, 2020

Press Release: Human security for public health, peace and sustainable development appeal

24 May 2020. Governments need to cut military expenditure, and increase their focus and budgets on human security and global cooperation, in order to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, address…
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International
May 23, 2020

Hong Kong National Security Legislation

We are deeply concerned at proposals for introducing legislation related to national security in Hong Kong and we are following the development closely. With hundreds of thousands of Canadians living…
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International
May 20, 2020

War & Peace Podcast: The OSCE’s Role in a COVID-19 World

OSCE PA President George Tsereteli joined Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope on the podcast of the International Crisis Group to discuss how the OSCE is coping in these unprecedented times, what action…
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COVID-19
May 15, 2020

Support for Canadian Researchers

The Government of Canada recognizes the important role of researchers in developing innovative solutions to health and societal issues. We also recognize the impact that COVID-19 has had on these…
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COVID-19
May 14, 2020

Support for Fish & Seafood Harvesters

Today, the Government of Canada announced $469 million in support to fish and seafood harvesters through the Fish Harvester Benefit and the Fish Harvester Grant. This is the largest amount…
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COVID-19
May 14, 2020

Sex workers and COVID-19

COVID-19 has revealed some uncomfortable truths about our society, as our prime minister pointed out today.  We have seen the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. Each group comes…
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News
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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COVID-19
May 11, 2020

Community Update: Sex Work Roundtable

We have seen the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. Each group comes with its own set of unique circumstances and barriers to basic health, social, and financial help.…
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COVID-19
May 9, 2020

Heritage Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

Eligible organizations must attest to the following in order to receive financial support: They are in need of funding to ensure a continuity of operations and to safeguard jobs They…
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News
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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COVID-19News
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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News
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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News
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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Hedz Sez
May 4, 2020

Canada, Don’t Forget About Basic Population Health

This op-ed piece was written in 2014, during the Ebola pandemic. It may be a way, post-COVID-19, of preparing for other pandemics.   October 31, 2014 While it is urgent…
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News
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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News
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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COVID-19
April 24, 2020

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)

I have been hearing from small businesses in my riding that a major concern is payment of rent and property taxes. I sent this concern to the relevant federal Ministers.…
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COVID-19
April 22, 2020

Support for Students

Many students rely on work to get them through school and are counting on jobs after they graduate. COVID-19 has halted many of these plans. The Government of Canada is…
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Hedy in the News
April 22, 2020

Seniors’ helpline a possibility during pandemic as Vancouver MP suggests idea to PM

BY PAUL JAMES AND KATHRYN TINDALE VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — To offer connection during a time of isolation, a seniors’ helpline could become a reality through this pandemic as a Liberal MP says…
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COVID-19
April 21, 2020

CEWS Update for Businesses

Businesses, please update your CRA accounts in advance of the CEWS portal opening at 6 AM ET on Monday, April 27th. Once you apply, direct deposits will come into your…
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Hedz Sez
April 20, 2020

Reaching Out To Seniors During COVID-19

We are being bombarded with distressing news about the COVID-19 pandemic. We isolate at home, glued to our televisions and streaming on our mobile devices. Some of us tune in…
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News
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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COVID-19
April 4, 2020

Updates on Application Process for CERB

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) application process opens on Monday, April 6. In preparation, many of you are registering for CRA's My Account. Canadians are experiencing difficulties involving the…
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News
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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News
April 2, 2020

Federal Government Designated Essential Services and Public Health Practices

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News
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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News
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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News
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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