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Carolyn Bennett, MP


In the House: March 31

Posted on March 31, 2015 | No Comments

Today I rose in the House to pay tribute to Michael and Amira Dan whose generosity made possible the new Aboriginal Health Institute at U of T.

The full transcript is below.

Hon. Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, last week, I was honoured to attend a naming ceremony and feast for the new aboriginal health institute at our University of Toronto. The work of this world-class research facility will be instrumental in closing the health outcome gap between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in Canada.

Interim Director Dr. Jeff Reading made it clear that this institute’s exciting new approach will establish a true partnership between researchers and indigenous communities, and it will be grounded in the guiding principles of scientific excellence and community relevance.

The newly named Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health will bear the ceremonial indigenous name bestowed on its benefactor, Dr. Michael Dan, by the Lac La Croix First Nation, and Bryce for Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce, who founded the Public Health Service of Ontario and was an outspoken advocate for indigenous health.

I would like to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to the vision and generosity of Dr. Michael Dan, who made this new institute possible with a $10 million donation.

Chi meegwetch, Michael and Amira

Thrilled that Daniel Roher’s poignant and important ‘Survivors Rowe’ will be in Hot Docs 2015

Posted on March 26, 2015 | No Comments

“For almost two decades, Anglican minister Ralph Rowe sexually abused children on reserves across Northern Ontario. For the first time, four Anishinaabe men have courageously come forward to share their stories of abuse on camera, recounting their journey from pain to healing in this powerful tale of reclamation.”

Here’s the Survivors Rowe trailer

Hot Docs box office       April 26, 27 , May 3


Total disclosure , my husband Peter O’Brian produced it !!!

Healthy Communities Roundtable in Owen Sound.

Posted on March 26, 2015 | No Comments

I want to thank Dr. Hazel Park for organizing the amazing roundtable in Owen Sound with members of the Healthy Communities Committee, who are all working hard to improve the health of the people of Bruce Grey Owen Sound.

I long have believed it’s is really important that we articulate the difference between HEALTH (we want more of that) and HEALTH CARE (we want to reduce the demand for that)!

I absolutely LOVED the video they prepared to demonstrate the difference, take a look at it below.

Naming Ceremony for U of T’s Institute for Indigenous Health

Posted on March 24, 2015 | No Comments

Last night I was honoured to attend the naming ceremony for the new University of Toronto Institute for Indigenous Health.  The Institute will be a multi-disciplinary […]

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In the House: March 23

Posted on March 23, 2015 | No Comments

Today I rose twice in the House to ask about very worrying comments recently made by two separate Conservative members. The full transcript of the exchange is […]

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My Blacklock’s guest commentary: Babies

Posted on March 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Thanks to Blacklock’s Reporter for letting me share my story about the time I spent in Barbados during my time at medical school. Blacklock’s contacted me […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Party

Posted on March 16, 2015 | No Comments

I had such a great time at our St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Sunday at the Unicorn Pub on Eglinton. Thank you to all who came […]

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In the House: Debate in Bill C-2

Posted on March 14, 2015 | No Comments

I was pleased to take part in the important debate on Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, at third reading. […]

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In the House: March 13

Posted on March 14, 2015 | No Comments

I stood in the House to ask why the government is refusing to release the report on the inquiry into the death of Corporal Langridge and […]

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Debate: Bill C-641: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on March 13, 2015 | No Comments

I was honoured to rise and speak on Bill C-641: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, put forward by Mr. Romeo Saganash. […]

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