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Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, addressing historical harms committed against indigenous children is a crucial step toward healing and justice for survivors, their families and their communities. The IRSSA, McLean, Gottfriedson and Anderson settlements represent historic milestones in Canada's eff

June 15th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, all Canadians were heartbroken when we learned of the remains of children at the former Kamloops residential school. We are working with the community and our partners, such as the B.C. First Nations Health Authority, to provide all the resources and supports needed

June 16th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, all Canadians have been heartbroken since we learned of the remains at the former Kamloops residential school. We are working with all of our partners and this morning we were able to announce $4.88 million for the FSIN to be able to begin its work. The engagements m

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the COVID‑19 situation around the world continues to be volatile and unpredictable. The PCR tests required for entering Canada are able to detect this variant. The purpose of this morning's WHO emergency meeting was to determine next steps. This afternoon, the minis

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our screening requirements at the border protect the health and safety of Canadians. We know that the fight against COVID-19 is not over. We are working with our partners around the world to protect Canadians. The situation is evolving quickly, and we are working cl

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the COVID-19 situation around the world continues to be volatile and unpredictable. We continue to monitor the situation very closely. We will not hesitate to take action to protect Canadians. The PCR tests required to enter Canada are capable of detecting this varia

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, this government has always known that this was a discriminatory practice and it was up to the scientists and Canadian Blood Services to take this decision. We are very grateful to them for this proposal and we look forward to giving an answer in due course.

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, as someone who has advocated for this for a very long time, I understand that we have to wait for science and for the people who act in an arm's-length agency. It is up to the agency to actually ask us to do this. We are looking at this proposal and we hope to be abl

November 26th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes that substance use is a health issue. We are looking at ways to divert people who use drugs away from the criminal justice system and toward supportive and trusted relationships. We will carefully review any request to decriminalize the pers

December 6th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Justice  Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the member on his election to the House. Our government will do anything it takes to save lives and reduce the harms of the worsening toxic drug supply in opioid and overdose crisis. On the section 56 exemption from British Columbia, as well as Vancou

December 6th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his extensive work on this issue as medical officer of health for the Yukon and for joining me last week for the discussions with Yukon ministers and first nations leadership. Our hearts are with the families, loved ones and communities of tho

December 7th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, our government supports a national three-digit hotline for Canadians in crisis, and I thank the member for Cariboo—Prince George for his tireless advocacy on this issue. The CRTC is currently considering public input from consultations that concluded on September 1.

December 7th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act  moved that Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

December 13th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I think that the Integrated Youth Services is probably the furthest along in our quest for national standards on mental health and wraparound services that wrap around each young person with their unique needs. I am very excited for places like Foundry in British Col

December 13th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his ongoing advocacy for mental health. The three-digit number will be a very important asset as we go forward. It is, as members know, being reviewed by the CRTC, but we need to make sure that when people call that number, it is hooked up to t

December 13th, 2021House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal