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Health  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleague from Manitoba for his important work on the health committee and also his advocacy for pharmacare. No Canadian should have to choose between putting food on their table and paying for prescription medicatio

June 18th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Government Priorities  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the unique challenges that Canadians face when they are dealing with autism. That is why we are taking action to support them through community-based projects, a national research and exchange network program to help them find work and groun

June 18th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, unlike the Harper Conservatives, we know abortion rights are protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and we will always defend those rights. We believe all Canadian women should have access to safe abortion services. That is why we stood up for reproduct

June 17th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to be part of a government that makes historic investments in health in order to respond to the needs of Canadians today and in the future. We have invested more than $11 million in mental health care and home care. We will continue to work with th

June 17th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to be part of a government that has made historic investments in the areas of mental care and home care. To make sure that we could meet the needs of Canadians today and also tomorrow, we have invested more than $11 billion in the areas of home care and me

June 17th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I will repeat once again for my colleague that we are committed to doing everything we can to lower the cost of drugs. We do hope to bring forward a national pharmacare program, so one of our priorities is lowering the cost of drugs. We have been doing our job from

June 14th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, we are determined to do everything we can to lower the price of drugs. For the past two years, we have been working jointly with the pan-Canadian pharmaceutical alliance to bring together the provinces and territories on a bulk purchasing arrangement. We have saved b

June 14th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the numbers that were announced yesterday are not just numbers; they are our brothers, sisters and neighbours. Our government is taking action. We have invested more than $350 million to ensure more treatments are available to Canadians. We have also introduced har

June 14th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, we agree that Canadians should not have to choose between putting food on their table and paying for prescription medication. That is why we are committed to ensuring that all Canadians have access to a national pharmacare program. The work has been under way for a f

June 14th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Pharmacare  Mr. Speaker, let me be very clear. Our government is absolutely committed to making sure that every Canadian has access to a national pharmacare program, and the work is absolutely under way. In budget 2019, we announced funding: $35 million for the creation of a Canadian drug a

June 14th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Pharmacare  Mr. Speaker, once again, I want to be very clear. Our government is determined to ensure that all Canadians have access to a pharmacare program. The work is in progress. In budget 2019, we announced $35 million to create a Canadian drug agency. We also want to ensure that there

June 14th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Pharmacare  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleague for his important question. It also allows me an opportunity to reiterate our government's commitment to making sure that all Canadians have access to a national pharmacare program, and that work is well und

June 13th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, let me be very clear. Our government is absolutely committed to making sure that all Canadians have access to a national pharmacare program, and the work is well under way. That is why we launched the advisory council. We are very pleased that we received its report

June 13th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Pharmacare  Mr. Speaker, let us be clear: our government is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have access to a national pharmacare plan. We will be developing this plan, and to do that we need to work with the provinces, territories, the health care sector, indigenous peoples and all

June 13th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Pharmacare  Mr. Speaker, let us be very clear. Our government is firmly committed to making sure all Canadians have access to a national pharmacare program, and the work is well under way. Over the past two years, we have been working to make sure we lower the price of drugs. In budget 2019

June 13th, 2019House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal