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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

Autism  Mr. Speaker, autism affects one in 68 children. It restricts brain growth and social development. In my province of British Columbia, it impacts an estimated 56,000 people. The good news is that in B.C. there is a place for families to go so they do not feel alone in their stru

September 26th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, entitled “Disruption: Change and Churning in Canada's Media Landscape”. I want to thank the committee for working so well together. We had very

June 15th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Men's Health Week  Mr. Speaker, let us talk about men. As a doctor, I know men well. They often neglect their health. They do not seek medical attention until serious problems develop. This is Men's Health Week. As a women, it gives me, and indeed all of us women, an opportunity to give them a ta

June 13th, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, having helped the Canadian Medical Association to write its dissertation on cannabis, I know, and we all know, that cannabis has the same tar and benzopyrenes that are in cigarettes. Should we make cigarettes illegal, then, because cigarettes have tar and benzopyrene

June 1st, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, one of the stated objectives of this bill is to ensure that we do not have the situation we have now, with the courts being tied up with people who have been charged for possession of a small amount of marijuana. The courts should be used for other things that are fa

June 1st, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I stand in support of Bill C-45 not because of ideology, not because of my belief, my presumption, or my assumption, but because it is an evidence-based piece of legislation. When we look at what is going on in Europe and other countries, and look at the evidence whe

June 1st, 2017House debate

Hedy FryLiberal