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Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, I was very pleased yesterday to join in an announcement that we would be establishing a task force for the elimination of tuberculosis in Inuit Nunangat. That will be the mandate of this important task force. It

October 6th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased, as the Minister of Indigenous Services, to address this issue and to speak in agreement with my colleague about the absolute necessity of making sure that we attain equity for children. Every child in this country should be able to grow up knowing

October 6th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, as the member knows, we are determined to address the very serious socio-economic gaps that exist and to make sure we deal with issues like access to clean drinking water. We are very pleased that the Prime Minister spoke with such determination about that today. W

September 21st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, in the four weeks since I have taken on the role as Minister of Indigenous Service, one of the things I have heard so loudly and clearly is the absolute need to address the welfare of indigenous children in our country. I will continue the work that Minister Bennett

September 21st, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, I did not hear all the details of the question, but I would be happy to speak to the member afterwards. I was not involved in the discussions related to the tax changes. I did have a medical professional corporation, and it was closed down. I made that decision on t

September 20th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House as Canada's very first Minister of Indigenous Services. I heartily agree with the member opposite that for too long indigenous peoples in this country have lived in substandard conditions. That is why our government has made such

September 20th, 2017House debate

Jane PhilpottLiberal

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