Susan KADIS

KADIS, Susan, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Thornhill (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 11, 1953
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Kadis
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=2ae9adc0-dac3-47c2-a2e7-def538266229&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
newspaper publisher, volunteer worker

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Thornhill (Ontario)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Thornhill (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 32)


June 17, 2008

Mrs. Susan Kadis (Thornhill, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, health care is a top priority for Thornhill residents. From packed emergency rooms, to wait times, to locating a family doctor, they expect and deserve better results from the Conservative government.

In 2004 the federal government, provincial health ministers and aboriginal leaders signed a historic 10 year plan to strengthen health care. The plan aimed to improve areas such as catastrophic drug coverage, aboriginal health, primary health and home care.

Yet since 2006 the Conservative government has systematically neglected the accord. It is ideologically opposed to a national health care system, writing a blank cheque with little accountability and few reporting mechanisms to assess progress.

Shockingly, when asked recently about home care, the health minister responded, “We're not going to get involved”.

Health care is a shared responsibility. Canadians deserve a federal government that takes the lead on health care. Instead, we have a government and a minister that fails to act, denies responsibility and will not get involved.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Health Care
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June 10, 2008

Mrs. Susan Kadis (Thornhill, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the bizarre press conference the parliamentary secretary for public works held last week on the Cadman tape has been mercilessly mocked by the media.

One fact has not gotten the attention it deserves. Dona Cadman has now sworn an affidavit that two Conservative operatives made a financial offer to her husband on May 17, 2005, but the parliamentary secretary will not even admit that a meeting took place at all. Now, with a sworn affidavit, is the parliamentary secretary suggesting that Dona Cadman committed perjury?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 10, 2008

Mrs. Susan Kadis (Thornhill, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, Tom Zytaruk is adamant that the tape is unedited. He said he would swear an oath to that effect. The parliamentary secretary continues to deny that the Prime Minister's own words discuss financial considerations to Chuck Cadman even though Dona Cadman has sworn there was an offer.

Will the parliamentary secretary tell us who were the two operatives cited by Dona Cadman who made the offer on May 17 or has he even bothered to ask what really happened that day?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 9, 2008

Mrs. Susan Kadis (Thornhill, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, there are so many Conservative scandals out there, that it is hard to choose where to start.

First is the so-called Mulroney-Schreiber public inquiry that the Prime Minister promised seven months ago and still nothing.

Not to be outdone by NAFTA-gate, the government investigated itself in this matter and surprise, surprise, it was found innocent.

Then there was the security breach of the former foreign affairs minister. The Prime Minister and ex-minister refused to appear before the committee to testify on this issue. What are they trying to hide?

Just when we think the Conservatives could not get into any more trouble, they bring back the Cadman affair, where Dona Cadman confirms, in an affidavit, that financial considerations were made to Chuck.

That is the only party in the history of our country that brings up old scandals to detract from its new scandals.

My list of Conservative scandals could go on with the in and out scheme, the Ottawa light rail project, income trusts and untendered finance contracts, but unfortunately I only have 60 seconds.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Conservative Party of Canada
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June 9, 2008

Mrs. Susan Kadis (Thornhill, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, many of my Thornhill constituents have also raised concerns with me about the impact that Bill C-51 will potentially have on natural health products. Among other concerns, Thornhill residents have suggested that Bill C-51 will place unfair regulations on vitamins, limit their access to natural health products, restrict their ability to grow herbs, and will potentially hurt small business owners.

I would like to ask my colleague to elaborate a bit more on the impact that Bill C-51 will have on natural health products and what response he would like to give to these concerns raised by residents of Thornhill.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Food and Drugs Act
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