2nd reading (first time debated) / 2e lecture (commencement du dÃ©bat)
*31/01/2017 11:47:51 You can view this video here: https://youtu.be/0UpwVTzZL4g
Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminsterâ€”Burnaby, NDP): Madam Speaker, I appreciate the member opposite. He lives in the lower mainland. I am sure that he is as aware as I am and other lower mainland MPs are of the depth and breadth of the crisis that is taking place right now. Every day, two people die in the lower mainland. We know in Ontario every day two people die. In Alberta, every day a person dies. This is a health crisis of an unimaginable extent that is something that should be calling the government to take immediate action. Instead, what we see is that over a year the government just dragged its fee and refused to do anything as the death toll rose, doubling and tripling. We are now talking about thousands of Canadians dying over the past couple of years.