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Health  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to answer this question. Responding to the needs of people affected by HIV and preventing new HIV infections is something that is very important to us. We did, in fact, put new investments in the budget. There will be an additional $35 million in

June 15th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I will be very happy at some point to sit down with the member opposite and clarify to him that in fact the federal initiative on HIV/AIDS is expanding in the order of over $30 million. I have been speaking with the Public Health Agency of Canada. We are making sure

June 15th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

June 15th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Oceans Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act. (Motion deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

June 15th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, as I have said in the House before, obviously we are all concerned with the tragedies that took place with the result of thalidomide. It is important that people are compensated accordingly. It is important that people are treated fairly. I thank the health committ

June 13th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for her question and for her support of public education as part of a public health approach to substance use. In fact, we have lots of good evidence from other substances of how important public health education is. We look at something like

June 1st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I must return gratitude to the member for his tremendous work on this file. He has been going across this country to talk to people about this issue, and we are indebted to him for his work. This a conversation that I have had with him in the past about the approac

June 1st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I am aware of the report that came out from the Canadian Medical Association, and I have had the opportunity to discuss that with the leadership of the organization. As the member said, there are concerns about the potential harms associated with cannabis, particula

June 1st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his concern with respect to the criminalization of young people. As I mentioned in my speech, and as we have heard in the House before, that is one of our concerns as well. However, it is important that we take a proper approach, a thorough and

June 1st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured today to contribute to this debate on Bill C-45, legislation that proposes to legalize, strictly regulate, and restrict access to cannabis. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is a priority for our government, and the focus of the bill. Despi

June 1st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, when it comes to addressing the health needs of Canadians, our government is fully committed to working with our partners, the provinces and territories, and health care providers on the front lines. We are supporting the provinces and the territories with an additi

June 1st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Marijuana  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for her emphasis on a public health approach to the introduction of the legalization of cannabis in a strict regulatory regime. She understands the fact that a public health approach means making sure that we maximize education and minimize ha

May 31st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to answer this question, and I thank the member for New Brunswick Southwest for raising the issue of Lyme disease. I was very pleased, this morning, to table here in the House a new federal framework for Lyme disease. This will address the federal

May 30th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, in my role as Minister of Health, I make sure that all Canadians have access to the health and health care that they need. This includes responding to the needs of Canadians affected by autism spectrum disorder. We do that through working with our provincial and terr

May 30th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Health  Madam Speaker, today I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the federal framework on Lyme disease in Canada, pursuant to the Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Act, which will now be referred to the Standing Committee on Health in accordance with Standing Order 32

May 30th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal