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Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Châteauguay—Lacolle for her important question. Our government recognizes that autism spectrum disorder has a profound impact on Canadians and their families. That is why, in budget 2018, we invested more than $20 million in helping families

October 15th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government is deeply committed to addressing HIV and AIDs in Canada and we are proud to have increased spending in this area following the cuts by the Harper government. This year, our government is investing $87 million across the country to tackle HIV and oth

October 5th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend and colleague from Bourassa for his important question and his work on this file. Our government has invested more than $5 billion over 10 years to help the provinces and territories improve access to mental health services. Last week, I announced a

October 1st, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, my top priority as health minister is to protect the health and safety of Canadians. We are currently in the midst of an opioid crisis. This is a national crisis. The numbers we saw last week were absolutely tragic, and they are not just numbers. Those numbers repre

September 25th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, protecting the health and safety of Canadians is my top priority. We are in a national public health crisis when it comes to the opioid epidemic, and we have seen the tragic numbers that were released last week. The numbers are more than numbers; these are lives of

September 25th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend and colleague from Glengarry—Prescott—Russell for his important question and his work. As a social worker and as a daughter, I have seen first-hand the significant impact that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have on people's lives.

September 21st, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the government recognizes that Lyme disease is a growing health problem associated with climate change. More and more cases are being reported each year. We are helping Canadians protect themselves from Lyme disease by teaching them how to prevent infection, and we

September 18th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, once again, protecting the health and safety of Canadians is a top priority for our government. The existing approach to cannabis does not work. It allows criminals to profit from cannabis and it is also a failure because it does not protect our children. We thank t

June 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, once again, protecting Canadians' health and safety is a top priority for our government. We cooperate with all our partners to ensure a responsible transition to a legal market. The current approach to cannabis does not work. It allows criminals to profit and has fa

June 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, once again, protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our number one priority. The current approach to cannabis is not working. It lets criminals profit and does not protect our young people. We thank senators for all the work they have done over the past few

June 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, the health and safety of all Canadians is a top priority for our government. The approach taken by Mr. Harper's Conservatives did not work. It allowed criminals to profit from cannabis and did not manage to keep cannabis out of the hands of children. We thank the

June 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, once again, protecting the health and safety of Canadians is an absolute priority for our government. Our objective is to protect our children and ensure that organized crime does not profit from cannabis. Home cultivation will help displace the black market. We are

June 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, once again, Canadians' health and safety is our government's top priority. We are working with the provinces and territories and our partners to ensure a responsible transition to a legal market. The Harper Conservatives' approach to cannabis made criminals money an

June 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, protecting the health and safety of Canadians is an absolute priority for our government. Our goal is to protect our youth and take the profit out of the hands of organized crime. Home cultivation will help displace the black market. We are also following the advice

June 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, protecting the health of Canadians is an absolute priority for our government. The Harper Conservatives' approach did not work. It allowed criminals to profit and did not manage to keep cannabis out of the hands of youth. We thank the Senate for its work, and we agre

June 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal