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Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, the health committee studied the issue of flavours previously. I talked to one of the members of health committee. With respect to tobacco, the committee recommended that we should get rid of all the flavours kids would like, such as bubble gum, cherry, those sorts o

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, I am sure the member is referring to the marijuana issue. If I have not been clear enough, 239 days are left until marijuana is legalized. The government is rushing, the police are not ready, and the provinces and municipalities do not have their plans or legislation

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, that excellent question points out that we are in a situation where we need some consistency in our message. I talked about the discussion on marijuana and that we could not have plain packaging because it was not competitive with organized crime. Therefore, to have

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, the parliamentary secretary is absolutely right. Public awareness and education directed at young people is very effective. I am not sure if any members in the House are old enough to remember the ads that used to be run. They showed pictures of red healthy lungs and

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, as in many of the areas in health where the federal government has a role in leadership, the provinces begin to march away. They are all well-intentioned, but they end up putting in place things that are different, things that become confusing to folks, those who may

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is absolutely right. I am very committed to health and health issues. I think that is one of the reasons our new leader has put me in this role. While I cannot change the past, going forward, we need to continue to work at reducing the number of peop

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to be here today to speak to Bill S-5, an act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts. There are two parts to the bill. One speaks to the plain packaging issue and the rest to vaping

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Tobacco and Vaping Products Act  Mr. Speaker, I heard the parliamentary secretary clearly iterate that the government wants to reduce absolute harms, and that smoking is harmful. Therefore, could he comment on the hypocrisy of saying this at the same time the government is legalizing the smoking of marijuana, wh

November 3rd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Federally Funded Health Research  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak in support of Motion No. 132, brought forward by the member for Kitchener Centre. As the shadow minister for health and as the vice chair for the Standing Committee on Health, I believe that a study on ways to optimize

November 2nd, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his work on the health committee. He talked about how the Liberal government decided to delay the introduction of edibles by a year because of the health and safety risks. Why would the Liberals be willing to delay and slow

November 1st, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Vancouver Kingsway for his speech and for his work on the health committee. Does the member think that Bill C-45 meets the stated objectives, which were restricting children from access to cannabis, getting rid of organized crime

November 1st, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to ask a question with regard to the possession amount. We know in the bill 12 to 17 year olds are allowed to possess up to five grams. We know that adults over 18 are allowed to possess up to 30 grams. We know that a single dwelling, a single person living in

November 1st, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, there was a lot in that question, and I will try to address all the points. First, in the discussion about landlords of apartment buildings, one point that ought to be raised has to do with homeowners in Ontario and Quebec. Today, with the existing laws, people who

November 1st, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, if the purpose of the bill as stated is to get organized crime out of the picture, then it should be noted that if we look at all the jurisdictions where marijuana has been legalized and we look at the one that has had the best outcome with respect to getting organiz

November 1st, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative

Cannabis Act  Mr. Speaker, I am here today in the House to address Bill C-45, the cannabis act, and the amendment I brought forward, which has been grouped together with the amendments from the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands. I would have preferred to delete the whole bill, because it is a

November 1st, 2017House debate

Marilyn GladuConservative