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Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians are proud of their publicly funded universal medicare system, one that is based on their need and not on their ability to pay, yet there is certainly room for improvement. We recognize it and we have created an advisory council on the implementation of a na

April 18th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians are proud of our medicare system. This system is publicly funded and based on people's needs and not on their ability to pay. However, this system can be improved. We have created an advisory council on the implementation of a national pharmacare program, w

April 18th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Sault Ste. Marie for his hard work in his community. We are in a national public health crisis when it comes to the opioid situation, and I am proud to say that our government is building on past investments. In budget 2018, w

March 26th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, banning a specific product will not resolve the general problem they pose. I am also deeply troubled by the availability of highly sweetened, high-alcohol drinks that are sold in large, single-serve containers. That is why I have asked Health Canada to immediately ho

March 20th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority. As I said yesterday, our thoughts are with Ms. Gervais's family. I instructed Health Canada to immediately take action with regard to the proposal to restrict the amount of alcohol in highly sweetened, high-alco

March 20th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, Health Canada is committed to providing access to safe and effective therapeutic products, including products to meet the needs of patients with rare diseases. Spinraza was reviewed as a priority and approved for treatment for patients with spinal muscular atrophy

March 20th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to improving access to necessary prescription drugs and ensuring that products on the Canadian market remain of the highest quality. To that end, our department has recently launched an initiative to improve the regulatory review of drugs

March 20th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the importance of Canadians having access to safe effective treatment such as Cystagon for rare diseases. We are committed to improving the affordability, accessibility, and the appropriate use of medication, and have proposed amendments to

March 20th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his question. I also want to extend my deepest condolences to the Gervais family. This was a real tragedy. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is a top priority for our government, and we are going to continue our work to d

March 19th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley for his work on the health committee and on Bill S-228. Over the past year, we have launched our healthy eating strategy to make the healthy choice the easiest choice for all Canadia

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians are proud of their publicly funded universal medicare system, one that is based on the individual's needs and not on the ability to pay. However, we recognize there is certainly room for improvement. We have created an advisory council on the implementation

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians are proud of our universal medicare system. This system is publicly funded and based on people's needs and not on their ability to pay. However, this system can be improved. We have created an advisory council on the implementation of a national pharmacare

March 2nd, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, it is no surprise to hear the NDP try to implement an idea without a plan. We are moving forward with a plan. We have created a national advisory council on the implementation of a national pharmacare program. Its mandate is to study, to evaluate, and to bring recomm

March 1st, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians are proud of their universal health plan, which is publicly funded and based on need, not the ability to pay. However, this plan could be improved. We have created an advisory council on the implementation of national pharmacare. This committee is mandated

March 1st, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians are proud of our publicly funded universal medicare system, one based on the individual's need and not the ability to pay, yet we recognize that there is certainly room for improvement. We have created a national advisory committee on the implementation o

March 1st, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal