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Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, the ways of harassing or intimidating people evolve. Who would have known 10 years ago that social media would play such a huge role in harassment and intimidation, but it does. Who knows what new tools next year or two years from now people will use to undermine,

October 17th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I think all amendments have been considered and will be considered. Again, with yearly reporting and with a five-year look-back to see how things have worked, there will be the ability to see if the amendment was necessary or if the existing legislation addressed t

October 17th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, because I have been here for this length of time, I can tell the member that there is no perfect legislation, no perfect policy and no perfect program. We need to look at the issue as broadly as we can, try to address every one of those pieces, go to committee and

October 17th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to stand and speak to this particular bill because I think it has been a long time coming in this House. We know that staff on the Hill have had no recourse and we know also that parliamentarians have no protocols, recourse or processes with which to

October 17th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Pride Month  Mr. Speaker, in 1993, I ran on a promise of LGBTQ2+ equality in law and in fact. As a physician, I had seen how discrimination affected my patients. This Pride month, in the so-called “Year of the Queer”, I reflect on what pride means to this community: the ability to stand, afte

June 14th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the real impact of climate change cannot be understated. The challenge governments face is striking the right balance between an evolving economy and protection of the environment now and for future generations. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change repeate

June 6th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Multiple Sclerosis  Mr. Speaker, today is World MS Awareness Day. I remember our colleague and friend Rick Wackid, who was taken suddenly by this disease at a very young age. Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. It is a progressive illness, and the ability to

May 30th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, I could not have put it better myself. My hon. colleague put it in a nutshell. That is exactly what we are talking about. There is essential work that is already on the table and that has already been done by committees and by the House, which we need to finish. Let

May 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, that is an interesting question, because we are still dealing with the provinces on how they want to see the price on carbon move forward. We are not saying that every province wants a carbon tax. British Columbia did want it, and it worked well. I mentioned the fa

May 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the hon. member's comment about his particular government in the province of British Columbia having done so well, but we know that the economy was up and jobs were being created four or five years before the NDP came into power. It has been in power onl

May 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, we are back again to this sort of hedging and arguing about things. The hon. member asked me a question with a yes or no answer. Most things do not have a yes or no answer. Most things have more factors involved in them. I cannot say yes or no. That may not be what h

May 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours  Mr. Speaker, I have been listening with interest to the discussion and debate in the House on this particular motion, Motion No. 22, and I am rising to support the motion. I have been in this place for a very long time and I have watched political gamesmanship come and go. I hav

May 29th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra  Mr. Speaker, do you hear a waltz? I ask because I am giving a shout-out to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. A cornerstone of the Vancouver cultural scene, the VSO is one of the nation's oldest symphony orchestras. It has led world tours,

May 24th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, Canada is hosting G7 countries throughout 2018 and at the leaders' summit discussions in June in Charlevoix, Quebec. The empowerment of women is at the head of this agenda, and it is critical in these talks, since the empowerment of women can achieve global peace, ca

April 26th, 2018House debate

Hedy FryLiberal

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