This legislation was supported very strongly by the Canadian Teachers' Federation and by the Canadian Association of Police Boards, both of whom appeared as witnesses at committee. Thousands of Canadians are using the same social media now to ask people to speak to their MPs and ask them to vote against the proposal not to proceed further with the bill.
The bill was supported at second reading by the New Democratic Party. In fact, the government made a speech at first reading in which it suggested that this was a good bill and that what was wrong with it was that it did not expand to other areas of the Criminal Code. The government suggested some other areas of the Criminal...
Conservatives leave Canadians to fend for themselves; ignore environment, health, infrastructure and small businesses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2013
OTTAWA, ON – Dr. Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre and Liberal Health Critic today panned the Conservative budget as a visionless repackaging of old ideas, noting that real action could have been taken in areas of infrastructure, improving the health of Canadians, and providing real support for skills training.
“This budget will do nothing to kick-start the Canadian economy and will do more harm than good, particularly with another Employment Insurance premium hike that will prevent small and medium-sized businesses from hiring more workers,” said Dr. Fry. “68% of jobs in Canada are created by these companies – why make it harder to hire Canadians?”
Cuts include a drop of $1.7 billion to the Building Canada Fund, bringing it down to $210 million; and $108 million cut from...
Speech by OSCE Special Representative on Gender Issues Dr. Hedy Fry
February 21, 2013 - Vienna
M le président, chers collègues, c'est un plaisir pour moi de faire rapport au sujet de l'égalité des sexes en tant que représentante spéciale de l’assemblée parlementaire sur les questions de l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes.
Premièrement, je voudrais vous mettre au courant des quelques activités qui se déroulent au sien de l'OSCEPA et l'OSCE.
The recent Ministerial Council in Dublin echoes many of the resolutions passed by this Assembly in Monaco. "Strengthening good governance, combating corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism" recognises the role that men & women working together must play within economic and political institutions in order to achieve
February 19, 2013
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Vancouver, BC – In a surprise move today, the Conservative government quietly shuttered the Kitsilano Coast Guard station – months earlier than previously announced.
“Vancouverites should be appalled by this underhanded announcement,” said Liberal MP and Critic for Health Dr. Hedy Fry. “The Liberal Party of Canada joined with the City of Vancouver, the provincial government and marine safety experts in calling upon the government to reverse this reckless decision. Today’s announcement – with zero advance warning to local police and fire departments who will now carry the burden of increased marine protection – shows a blatant disregard for the safety of those who travel Vancouver’s waters. The government is putting Canadian lives at risk.”