So, we have just witnessed an unprecedented attack on the Parliament of Canada. Beginning with the murder of Canadian Reservist Nathan Cirillo on ceremonial guard duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a radicalized jihadist convert to Islam raced up the steps beneath the Peace Tower. While we generally do not discuss what happens in caucus, suffice to say the Prime Minister was addressing the Conservative caucus when the first shot, followed by a rapid succession of shots and shouting, rang out down the corridor beyond the hall. How ....[click here for full story]
OTTAWA, On: Further to information released on April 9 and April 30, today’s focus is on further concerns and promising solutions. The Drug Safety & Effectiveness Network (DSEN) report of 2012 confirms concerns about the strong association between common stomach medications and C. difficile infections (CDI). “If the regulator cannot or will not act in the public interest then it falls to policy makers to advance the public interest and adjust the mandate of the regulator.” Today, I wish to draw attention to research that further links these medications with increased risk ....[click here for full story]
OTTAWA, On: In 2005, I was assured by the Health Minister of the day that Health Canada was actively investigating C. difficile deaths in Canadian hospitals and the relation to stomach acid suppressant drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). A study by the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP) would get to the bottom of it. It didn’t. The study presented in 2007 failed to collect data on the PPI issue. (Amazingly it purports to be the most extensive review on the subject in North America and useful as a ....[click here for full story]
- Supreme Court: Assisted Suicide Decision February 6, 2015OTTAWA, On Feb 6, 2015 Statement Supreme Court: Assisted Suicide Decision This is an emotional and divisive issue. In 1993 the Supreme Court up-held the criminal code prohibition on euthanasia and assisted suicide. Furthermore, in 2010 the people’s elected representatives … Continue reading →
- October 22nd Ottawa Under Attack October 31, 2014So, we have just witnessed an unprecedented attack on the Parliament of Canada. Beginning with the murder of Canadian Reservist Nathan Cirillo on ceremonial guard duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a radicalized jihadist convert to Islam raced … Continue reading →
- “Wait For Me Daddy”: Iconic Moment Cast in Bronze October 6, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ottawa: Dr James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, rose in the House to draw attention to the momentous event associated with unveiling of a “Wait for me Daddy” monument at Hyack Square in New Westminster … Continue reading →
- Lunney Speaks to ISIS threat, Commends Canadian Forces September 25, 2014Ottawa, ON: Today, Dr. James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo-Alberni, stood in the House of Commons to address the threat of ISIS and Canada’s role in containing the threat. In the House, Lunney said: “There has been a lot of rhetoric … Continue reading →
- Health Canada – C. difficile Further Concerns – Promising Solutions Regulatory Failure – Policy Action May 14, 2014OTTAWA, On: Further to information released on April 9 and April 30, today’s focus is on further concerns and promising solutions. The Drug Safety & Effectiveness Network (DSEN) report of 2012 confirms concerns about the strong association between common stomach … Continue reading →
- Minister O'Toole to make important announcement for Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members March 29, 2015The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make an announcement on behalf of the Government of Canada to benefit Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Veterans and their families.
- Reminder - Minister Fast to Host 'Go Global' Export Workshop for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Uxbridge, Ontario March 29, 2015March 27, 2015 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, will host an export workshop on March 30 in Uxbridge, Ontario. Held in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the workshop will provide tools and information to help small and medium-sized enterprises reach their full export potential.
- Minister Shea and MP Keddy Announce Funding at Four Small Craft Harbours in Lunenburg County March 28, 2015March 28, 2015 - Cherry Hill, Nova Scotia The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, joined by Gerald Keddy, MP for South Shore ¿ St. Margaret's, announced today that the Government of Canada will invest almost $3.5 million over the next two years in harbour improvement projects at four harbours in Nova Scotia. […]
- Minister Nicholson Condemns Attacks in Somalia March 28, 2015The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: "Canada condemns the attacks targeting the Makka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.
- Canada's grain supply chain returning to normal March 28, 2015Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that the Government of Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian National Railway (CN) Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) to transport minimum volumes of grain by rail after the current Order in Council expires on March 28, 2015
- Supreme Court: Assisted Suicide Decision February 6, 2015