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Interparliamentary Delegations  Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the following four reports by the Canadian delegation to the OSCE PA. The first is respecting its participation at the 16th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamen

January 31st, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Susan Hutchinson  Mr. Speaker, I stand today to pay tribute to the life of an extraordinary person. My constituent, Susan Hutchinson, died earlier this month. She devoted her entire life to public and community service. Susan was ordained in the Diocese of Quebec in 2000. She was a minister for co

January 30th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member makes a very important point. If we do not know what we are talking about, how can we deal with it properly? Then we get vague. The member is absolutely right that no one can do anything if there is vagueness and the barriers that are created by vague

January 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, the member raises an important point, and I am very well aware of what the status of women committee said. It is very difficult, though, to police what people do in the privacy of their own homes. I think the member is talking about underage people. There is not just

January 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I am sharing my time with the hon. member for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country. If I may be permitted, I will just quickly go over the first bit of what I said. I am really pleased to see the support of all members of Parliament for this bill, despi

January 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Mr. Speaker, I want to stand and say how pleased I am to see the strong support of parliamentarians across the political spectrum for this particular bill. As a physician, I am very familiar with violence of all kinds, including workplace, domestic, and societal violence. Due to

January 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I also have the honour to present, in both official languages, the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in relation to Bill S-232, An Act respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month.

November 29th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, concerning Bill S-236, an act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation.

November 29th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to talk about a great Canadian success story. MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates is a multinational communications and information company in Richmond, B.C. with a long-standing partnership with the Government of Canada. For over 30 years, MDA develop

November 28th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, the member answered his own question. No one is talking here about raising taxes on anything. We are talking about regulating a drug that has very negative side effects. We are talking about keeping it out of the hands of our children. We are talking about regulati

November 9th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague is a very thoughtful man and I appreciate his question. He mentioned the downloading, as he calls it, of the sale, distribution, and use of cannabis to the provinces. At the moment, the provinces are responsible for the sale, use, and distribution of

November 9th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Cannabis Act  Madam Speaker, I listened with a lot of interest to my colleague's remarks. He is a chiropractor and said that he is concerned about medical hazards, and I believe him. I believe that he truly is concerned. I am a physician, and would like to explain why I support this bill.

November 9th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Cannabis Act  I do know better. I support this bill. It is important to look at a 2015 UNICEF report that showed that Canadian youth have the highest rates of cannabis smoking in the developed world, but at the same time also have the lowest rates of cigarette smoking in the developed world.

November 9th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Social Development  Mr. Speaker, today is both the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and Housing on the Hill Day. Given the recent poverty reduction conference and the unprecedented investments over the past two budgets, we know that fighting poverty and meeting Canada's housing chall

October 17th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 7th report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage entitled “Canadian Women and Girls in Sport”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109 the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive res

September 27th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal