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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'Crises have a life cycle, and this one looks like it will be long and have different phases or chapters,' says Josh Greenberg, a specialist in communications and media coverage of outbreaks and infectious disease.
Opposition parties need enough lead time to pore over the legislation, to avoid a repeat of the late-night sitting that occurred when they were 'surprised' to learn that the government was seeking unlimited spending powers until December 2021, says Rachel Blaney.
In a time of great uncertainty and anxiety, Dr. Theresa Tam has emerged as a 'compelling' figure who has an ability to deliver information without dramatizing the stakes. 'She gives us straightforward, evidence-based