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Health  Mr. Speaker, once again, we are deeply concerned about the opioid crisis. It is ultimately a public health crisis. Our government is treating it like a public health crisis and not like a criminal problem. We continue to work with the provinces and territories to make sure that

December 13th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, we are in a national public health crisis when it comes to the opioid epidemic, and our government is taking it extremely seriously. We are treating this as a public health issue and not a criminal one. Unlike the Harper Conservatives, we have restored harm reduction

December 13th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, we are facing a public health crisis, with the opioid crisis. Our government is working hard with all of its provincial and territorial partners, as well as with all the municipalities. In budget 2018, we made an investment of over $230 million. We want to make sure

December 13th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, once again, the member recognized that we are facing a public health crisis when it comes to the opioid epidemic. Our government has been taking actions. We continue to work with provinces and territories, we have made significant investments in the area of harm redu

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, we are facing a public health crisis when it comes to opioids. Our government is assuming its responsibilities. We have made significant investments in the provinces and territories. We recognize that Canadians need services on the ground, which is why we are finali

December 11th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, the member opposite talks about a public emergency. We have made it very clear, and I have made it very clear to him personally, that if declaring this a public health emergency would provide me with any additional powers to effectively help the situation on the ground

December 10th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, the emergency treatment fund actually consists of bilateral agreements that we have signed with the provinces and territories. It is not the federal government that tells the provinces where the money has to go. If provinces and territories choose to fund additional be

December 10th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, we certainly recognize that the contamination of drug supply is an area of concern. That is why in budget 2018 I was pleased there monies to support the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness with respect to border services. We recognize that more needs t

December 10th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, I would have to disagree with the member opposite. Our government has been very creative in its approach and has moved forward to ensure that we reintroduce harm reduction as a key pillar of our drug strategy. We recognize that “just saying no to drugs” does not work.

December 10th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, as indicated in my comments this evening, when we look at the opioid crisis, we are dealing with a national public health crisis, and our government is taking action. I was very pleased that in budget 2018, significant investments were made to help provinces and territ

December 10th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, the Minister of Public Safety and I are working very closely to ensure that additional resources are put in place to address the illicit entry of fentanyl and other drugs that are entering our borders. We continue to work in close collaboration to ensure that we put al

December 10th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Chair, it is always an honour to rise in the House to debate and discuss issues that are important to Canadians. As we gather here tonight, our country is in a national public health crisis. Over the past two and a half years, over 8,000 Canadians have lost their lives as a

December 10th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Customs Act  moved: That the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act, be now read a second time and concurred in.

December 7th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians deserve to know whether their medical devices are safe and effective. All products are assessed for risks and effectiveness before they are used, but we know that we can do better. Our action plan will do better. We will strengthen the approval process, in

December 4th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I as well was very concerned like many Canadians when I saw the report last week on TV. None of us want to see any Canadians suffer any hardship. I have to say that in August of this year, I was pleased to ask Health Canada to start a review of medical devices. The

December 4th, 2018House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal