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Health  Mr. Speaker, Canadians pay too much for prescription drugs. Our government is taking bold action now to bring down the prices, while we also explore the need for a national formulary. We joined the provinces and territories as members of the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance.

October 17th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, we are in a national public health crisis in Canada and we are responding in a way that is comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate, and also evidence based. We recently announced an investment of $7.5 million that will enhance the development of evidence-based pr

October 17th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for his advocacy on this issue. Our government has been very clear that this is a national public health crisis in Canada, and we are responding in a way that is collaborative, compassionate, and comprehensive. In addition to

October 16th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I reiterate that our priority is to ensure that our system is efficient and responsive to the needs of Canadians. This government has made significant investments in moving forward toward that. We recognize that the price of drugs in this country is too high. However

October 5th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, again, I thank my colleague for her question. Let me be perfectly clear. We know Canadians pay too much for prescription drugs. That is one of the reasons why our government is working in partnership with the provinces and territories to combine our buying power and

October 5th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, all Canadians and both sides of the House recognize that the price of drugs is extremely high in this country. Therefore, we have to work collaboratively to ensure that we can get those prices down. Working with the provinces and territories has been crucial to reduc

October 5th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Vancouver Kingsway for his continued work and also for his great work on the health committee. We certainly recognize that Canadians are paying too much for drugs. I think we all agree on both sides of this House that this is cer

October 5th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to debate the opposition motion calling on the government to commence negotiations with the provinces to implement a national pharmacare program. Our government is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of all Canadians. We are als

October 5th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, protecting the health and safety of Canadians is a top priority for this government. Designing an appropriate regulatory system for cannabis edibles is a complex undertaking and there are unique potential risks and harms that need to be carefully understood before we

October 3rd, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize the wonderful work that Noah Irvine has done in this area, and I was honoured to meet with him today. All members of the House recognize the devastating impact that suicide has on their families, their friends, and their community. Last Nov

September 21st, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, we do recognize that we are in a national health crisis in Canada, and we are responding in a way that is comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate, and also evidence-based. Last week, I announced $7.5 million that will enhance the development of evidence-based pr

September 21st, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Don Valley West for his question and his work, along with the member for Niagara Falls, on Bill C-233. This is a priority for our government and a priority of mine personally, as my mother lives with Lewy body dementia. This is why we are cont

September 20th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, Canada faces a significant infrastructure gap. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce estimates it as high as $570 billion. The public sector alone cannot fill the infrastructure gap in Canada. The Canada infrastructure bank, or CIB, will help attract investors to revenue-

September 18th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

House of Commons Staff  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Parliament Hill. It is more than just brick and mortar, wood and nails. I rise in recognition of the admirable work and the services that the House of Commons staff provide to parliamentarians and to Canadians. To the researchers, cook

June 21st, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Finance  Mr. Speaker, the credit union system is an important part of the Canadian economy and contributes to competition in financial services. Credit unions are key suppliers of financing for small and medium-sized businesses, and also for Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We have

June 19th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal