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Alexa McDonough  Mr. Speaker, I join today from the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit as we gather in the House of Commons of Canada to celebrate the life of our trail-blazing, courageous and compassionate former colleague, Alexa McDonough. Our hearts are with her family and

January 31st, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, like the member opposite, our government recognizes that problematic substance use is a health issue. We are working very hard to divert people who use drugs away from the criminal justice system. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada issued guidance stating that

February 3rd, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Opioid Crisis in Canada  moved: That this committee take note of the opioid crisis in Canada. Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Yukon. I join you today from the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, where we honour all indigenous peoples who paddled th

February 8th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his passion and for the private member's bill that he has now tabled, which we will be able to work on together. I look forward to being able to work on these things, particularly safe supply, as he knows. At this moment, the public prosecution

February 8th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

The Opioid Crisis in Canada  Mr. Speaker, that could not be further from the truth. My very first trip was to go and learn from the people doing this life-saving work every day in Vancouver and to listen to people with lived experiences. What they are saying is that we have to move forward on safe supply. We

February 8th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his ongoing advocacy. Our hearts are with the families of all those people we have lost to suicide. As members know, we have asked the CRTC to be expeditious in getting this work done, including for persons with disabilities. It means we are w

April 25th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Etobicoke—Lakeshore for his ongoing, impressive leadership and all—

April 26th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I will just thank him for his advocacy now. All people in Canada deserve access to critical mental health resources. Yesterday, I was able to announce $2 million for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to help develop resources to assist distress centres in

April 26th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his question and his ongoing advocacy. As he knows, mental health is health, and our government has made mental health a priority. In 2017, we made $5 billion available to provinces and territories in bilateral agreements. It is for 10 years: u

May 3rd, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for the recognition that this is Mental Health Week, as we increase awareness coast to coast to coast. As members know, in 2017 we dedicated $5 billion to this over the next 10 years. We have added $45 million to develop the national standards tha

May 5th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question. Mental health is an integral part of overall health, and it is a priority for our government. Since 2015, we have made historic investments to support the mental health of Canadians, including $5 billion for the provinces and

May 5th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his ongoing advocacy, but I think he has it a bit wrong. The effect of the NDP coalition—

May 5th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, the word was “collaboration”. I want to say that on mental health, we think there is collaboration across the whole of the House, as we go forward with investing the $5 billion that was in the 2017 budget and move forward to the federal transfer eventually, once we

May 5th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, I usually respect the questions from the member, but I find this quite annoying. Everything in mental health and addiction is being built up; there is nothing being traded away. This is a high priority in our government, and I really think that was a despicable quest

May 5th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal

Online News Act  moved that Bill C-18, An Act respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

May 13th, 2022House debate

Carolyn BennettLiberal