In an email Q&A, the health minister talks about preventing marketing abuses by prescription drug companies, the healthy eating strategy, suicide prevention, and changes to the assisted reproduction act.
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, pictured speaking with reporters before Question Period in September. A private member's bill and motion related to the health file are now before Parliament, but Ms. Petitpas Taylor did not take clear-cut position on either. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
With cannabis legalization looking all but certain, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor may have a bit more time to focus on her department’s other sprawling responsibilities.
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.