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Green Party's Pete Fry to run in Vancouver City Council byelection

(registration) (registration)Fry is the son of federal Liberal MP Hedy Fry – the longest serving female MP in Canadian history for holding onto her...

Mermaids, drag queens, and women warriors entertain with Pride

While some politicians may be content to wear a pink shirt and mingle with the crowds for the occasion, Liberal MP Hedy Fry donned a...

Justin Trudeau maintains that the fentanyl crisis is still no reason to regulate hard drugs

And in February 2017, Dr. Hedy Fry, the Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre and a member of Trudeau's own party, told the Straight: “This is...

Now Is The Time To Decriminalize Sex Work

During the electoral campaign in 2015, then-Liberal health critic Hedy Fry told an all-candidates women's equality forum that her party maintained its staunch opposition to...

No guarantee radical voices won't speak at M103 hearings | FUREY ...

The chair of the House of Commons committee that will be studying Islamophobia in Canada in the coming months offers no guarantee radical voices won't...

Liberals cap off parliamentary sitting with holiday party

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau after they addressed supporters at the Liberal caucus holiday party in Ottawa, Wednesday,...

Were ageist cabinet choices by Justin Trudeau a factor in slow federal response to fentanyl-linked overdose deaths?

Moreover, the Liberal health critic at the time, Vancouver Centre MP Dr. Hedy Fry, was well aware of the shortcomings of the Harper government's clampdown...

Should Your Taxes Subsidize Big Media? | The Tyee

As pressure mounts for bailouts, time to look at how bad traditional outlets have become.and more »...

Okanagan trail groups discuss potential for federal infrastructure funding

Don Gemmell with the Trail of the Okanagans group says in an email delegations from the Thompson-Okanagan Tourist Association, from the Columbia, Shuswap and North...

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Taipei Economic and Cultural Office shows how diplomatic soft power works on the ground in Vancouver

Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry joined TECO in Vancouver director general Tom Lee at this year's Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival. Charlie Smith. In addition,...

Photos: Vancouver Pride parade 2016

Justin Trudeau was surrounded by family members, several Liberal MPs, and Mayor Gregor Robertson. Justin Trudeau Facebook. Coun. ... It wouldn't be Pride without a...

Liberals seek to calm nerves, fallout from U.K. decision to leave EU

Liberal MP Hedy Fry tweeted that the vote — along with calls in other European countries such as France, Italy and the Netherlands to hold...

In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MPs Scott Brison, Rob Oliphant, and Randy Boissonnault, top right. Above, NDP MP Nathan Cullen, left, Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault, Scott Brison,...

In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus

(subscription) (subscription)Liberal MPs Scott Brison, Rob Oliphant, and Randy Boissonnault, top right. Above, NDP MP Nathan Cullen, left, Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault, Scott Brison,...

Liberal MP Hedy Fry brings greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to opening of Vancouver Taiwan Film Festival

Vancouver Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry read the letter aloud today (June 10) at the Vancity Theatre. “It is with pleasure that I welcome you...

Mauril Bélanger's O Canada bill set for key debate despite Tory objections

"The alacrity with which everyone is dealing with this bill," Liberal chair Hedy Fry said off the top, "has to do with the health of...

Canada embroiled in debate to make national anthem gender-neutral

LifesiteThe bill was was originally proposed in December 2015 by Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger who's been battling ALS since last November and is no longer...

Trudeau Liberals push to make national anthem 'gender neutral'

C.P. Champion, the editor of the Dorchester Review historical journal, suggested that the real reason the Liberals were in a rush and unwilling to consult...

Why I Did Not Vote In Favour Of Bill C-14 On Physician-Assisted Dying

Liberal Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre Hedy Fry rises during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Friday November 28, 2014. CP/Adrian...

Canada Wants to Make Anthem Gender Neutral

(blog) (blog)It belongs to them, it is not a plaything of us,” [MP Peter] Van Loan said at committee Thursday, after a prolonged battle...

Justin Trudeau raises Pride flag on Parliament Hill for 1st time

Boissonnault said flying the Pride flag on Parliament Hill is significant both "symbolically and substantively." Longtime LGBT rights activist — and Liberal MP — Hedy...

Dr. Hedy Fry: Why I did not vote in favour of Bill C-14 on physician-assisted dying

Liberal MP Dr. Hedy Fry is not ready to support Bill C-14 in its current form. I do not support Bill C14 in its present...

Conservatives drop outdated opposition to same-sex marriage

But, he acknowledges, the question of same-sex marriage still elicits a lot of emotion in the party. He notes several hundred delegates left the conference...

Postmedia Baron Godfrey's Gobsmacking Audacity

His breathtaking audacity was on display earlier this month when he appeared before the Commons Heritage Committee on the state of news media (chaired by...

Postmedia Baron Godfrey's Gobsmacking Audacity

His breathtaking audacity was on display earlier this month when he appeared before the Commons Heritage Committee on the state of news media (chaired by...

Paul Martin's official portrait unveiling and after-party, May 11, 2016

(subscription)Liberal MPs Hedy Fry and Alexandra Mendes. Cynthia Münster. Scott Bradley, Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef, and Kerry Cundal. Cynthia Münster. CBC's Neil Macdonald,...

Health Canada wants medical-grade heroin for addicts

Some Liberal MPs, including Vancouver's Hedy Fry – a former doctor – suggested the prescription heroin exemptions for addicts should be allowed to continue, citing...

Opposition says Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is out of touch with ordinary struggles

And yet, some Liberals like MP Hedy Fry said “times have changed” and in Canada more and more people expect the prime minister's spouse to...

Daphne Bramham: A 'jewel' in need of polishing, Granville Island gets some needed attention

Maybe it's because Granville Island was the Liberals' idea; maybe it's because the tenants are a bunch of artisans, craftspeople and folks who can't always...

Foreign firms have unfair advantage over Cancon, committee hears

In an interview, Liberal MP and committee chair Hedy Fry said ongoing hearings on the future of local media have raised a crucial question: “Will...

Feds launch plan to re-imagine Granville Island in 2040

“It's a plan to articulate and to look at the future of Granville Island for the next 25 years,” said Dr. Hedy Fry, Liberal MP...

@Kady's Watchlist for May 4 – Trudeau to mark 6 month anniversary by cutting off debate on assisted dying bill?

An all-party trio of MPs – Liberal Hedy Fry, Conservative David Yurdiga and New Democrat Kennedy Stewart – team up with the MS Society of...

Use you head when shopping for a suitable helmet in Canada

Kinar said he is frustrated by the slow pace, especially since Liberal MP Hedy Fry, who has long been calling for mandatory CSA certification for...

Vancouver's stance on pot is enough to make you dazed and confused

Vancouver-Centre Liberal MP Hedy Fry apparently thinks possession is legal. “If you're using it for personal use and you're actually using it then I don't...

The Liberal Government and Our Archaic Relic aka Our Constitutional Monarchy

Hedy Fry, Liberal MP called the act: “kinda cute” saying that this would not accomplish much if it was implemented. Again, apart from this being...

Taiwan Night: Democracy a Shared Value, Bond between Canada and Taiwan

Fellow Liberal MP Hedy Fry, another long-time attendee, talked about how much she looked forward to the event each year. “The food is always good,...

Hedy Fry becomes longest serving female MP in Canadian history

Hedy Fry, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Vancouver Centre, has become the longest serving female MP in the history of the Parliament of Canada.

Debating bills and treating wounds

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, an MP since 1997, did the required work to maintain her physician's licence until last year when she decided to...

Heritage committee probes state of Canada's media

Committee chair and Liberal MP Hedy Fry raised eyebrows early on when she asked the CRTC if regulators were examining whether digital content needed to...

Journalists-Turned-Politicians Putting Their Backgrounds To Use In Media Study

Committee chair and Liberal MP Hedy Fry raised eyebrows early on when she asked the CRTC if regulators were examining whether digital content needed to...

Commons' media study takes MPs over the map

Committee chair and Liberal MP Hedy Fry raised eyebrows early on when she asked the CRTC if regulators were examining whether digital content needed to...

Vaughn Palmer: BC Green party platform is a work in progress

VICTORIA. Three months after taking on the leadership of the B.C. Green party, MLA Andrew Weaver is working to transform a hodgepodge of policies into...

Vaughn Palmer: BC Green party platform is a work in progress

Green candidate Pete Fry, son of federal Liberal MP Hedy Fry, took 27 per cent of the vote, enough to finish second. But the turnout...

Fixing the News Problem in Canada

Getting hold of US-based news in America is just a click away. Unfortunately for countries like Canada looking to grow their own local news base,...

As Feds' Media Study Begins, Critics Question Timing, Direction

A national study determining whether Canadians are being well served by local news media began collecting testimony last week, but critics say the panel led...

Public Editor: A parliamentary committee to save the news? Good luck with that

On top of that, the change means everyone is competing on various and shifting platforms for the same audience. There is little difference between broadcasting,...

Are the Trudeau Liberals preparing to try and regulate internet ...

Hedy Fry has long been known as one of the nuttier members of the federal Liberal caucus. It isn't surprising to hear her asking for...

Liberals launch feeble attempt to save country's 'endangered' media

Take the case of 74 year old Dr. Hedy Fry who has been the Liberal MP for Vancouver Centre since 1993. Born and raised in...

Currie: Why Hedy Fry?

Justin Trudeau has an interesting collection of old and new faces in his majority Liberal caucus that now sits in the House of Commons, and...