Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: The truth is we face 3 crises: the pandemic, the opioid crisis & a national housing crisis

November 26, 2020: MP Jenny Kwan questions Health Minister Patty Hajdu on the Department of Health estimates:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Madam Chair, I will be taking the first five minutes and the member for Edmonton Strathcona will take the remaining 10 minutes.

Dr. Henry stated, “The decriminalization of people who are in possession of drugs for personal use is the next logical and responsible step we must take to keep people alive and connect them to the health and social supports they need.” She is calling for a model similar to the one used in Portugal, which decriminalized drug possession in 2001.

Will the minister follow Dr. Henry's evidence-based medical advice by fully adopting a health approach to drug addiction, and decriminalize simple possession?"

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Global News: Israel-Gaza: NDP calls for special immigration measures to reunite Palestinian families in Canada

Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, NDP MP Jenny Kwan described Gaza as “the most dangerous place for children in the world” and called for special immigration measures so that Palestinian families in Canada could be reunited with their loved ones. Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly responded by saying that “too many” children and women have lost their lives, adding that 130 Canadians were able to cross the Rafah border on Sunday night.

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