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Health  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the impact of Lyme disease on families and on Canadians. We have tabled the federal framework on Lyme disease in Canada, which clearly lays out the federal government's role in addressing Lyme disease in Canada. Our government also invested

December 8th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, we recognize that autism spectrum disorder has a significant and lifelong impact on individuals and their families. Federal investments in research, data improvement, surveillance, and training skills are supporting those with autism and their families. There are e

December 6th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, we recognize that autism spectrum disorder has a significant impact on families and individuals. Federal investments in research, data improvement, surveillance, and training skills are supporting those with autism and their families. There is an extraordinary networ

December 1st, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Hamilton East—Stoney Creek for this important question and for his important advocacy on this issue. World AIDS Day is a reminder that HIV/AIDS remains a persistent health issue around the world, and our government is deeply committ

December 1st, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government is deeply concerned about the opioid crisis in Canada. We have taken several emergency measures on this issue, including significant federal investments, a new law, and expedited regulatory action. Going forward, we will be working with the provinces

November 28th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the tragic impact of the opioid crisis that has faced our country. We remain committed to taking action through this compassionate, collaborative, and evidence-based approach. I also had the opportunity to meet that group when I was in Edmon

November 28th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, once again, we have been committed to working closely with the provinces, territories, and indigenous leaders. As indicated, we have a committee that meets every three weeks with the provinces, territories, and indigenous leaders to make sure we are properly prepar

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I can absolutely confirm that we are consulting with provinces and territories and indigenous leaders. Just last month, I had my first provincial and territorial meetings that were held in Alberta, and also our indigenous leaders were there. We had a wholesome disc

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, to the contrary, we are presenting a solution to an already existing problem in our country. We recognize that the rate of Canadians who consume cannabis is extremely high and we are absolutely taking a public health approach when it comes to this. We want to ensur

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, as indicated, we are absolutely providing a solution to an existing problem, because we recognize that many youth are consuming cannabis that is illegal, unregulated, and the list goes on. Through Bill C-45, we have made significant investments with respect to edu

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, since our party has formed government, we have been working with the provinces and territories in preparation of Bill C-45. We continue to have high level meetings with provinces, territories, and indigenous leaders every three weeks in order to properly prepare fo

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, we have to recognize that the present approach on cannabis is not working and we are presenting a solution to an existing problem. We recognize that many of our Canadian youth already consume cannabis. They are obtaining the product illegally and the product is not

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I rise to continue third reading debate of Bill C-45, an act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other acts. The Standing Committee on Health has now completed its review of the bill and has heard from o

November 24th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague from St. Catharines for his hard work. As he stated, our government has already begun raising awareness about the risk of cannabis use, especially for our youth. In this area, we are proud that we are investing $46 million, whi

November 9th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, through our efforts over the years, Canada continues to have one of the safest blood systems in the world. In June 2016, we took steps forward in reducing the barriers that prevent men who have sex with men from donating blood. Our government has also committed $3 mi

November 9th, 2017House debate

Ginette Petitpas TaylorLiberal