Alice WONG

WONG, The Hon. Alice, P.C., Ph.D.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Richmond Centre (British Columbia)
Birth Date
June 30, 1948
Website
http://alicewong.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=844f3193-503d-479c-a776-5f343b6bd267&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
alice.wong@parl.gc.ca
Profession
administrator, educator, entrepreneur

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Richmond (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Richmond (British Columbia)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
  • Minister of State (Seniors) (May 18, 2011 - December 11, 2013)
  • Minister of State (Seniors) (December 12, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Richmond Centre (British Columbia)
  • Minister of State (Seniors) (December 12, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 55)


June 19, 2019

Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC)

Madam Speaker, I hereby present 103 petitions on two different subjects, and especially on behalf of the member for Langley—Aldergrove, who now needs a lot of care. I would take this opportunity to extend our best wishes, our prayers and thoughts.

The petitioners request that the House of Commons in Parliament specifically identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service covered under the Canada Health Act.

The second petition notes that in the 41st Parliament, the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion calling on the government to create a national strategy on palliative care to ensure every Canadian would have access to high quality palliative care at the end of life.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 17, 2019

Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his input and for analyzing the bill that is under debate right now into the late evening, and pretty soon to be early morning.

Elder abuse is on the rise. Seniors are being physically, mentally and sexually abused. Could the member comment on how this bill could help to deter those criminals, as well as how it could protect our vulnerable seniors?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Criminal Code
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June 13, 2019

Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Seniors from all walks of life across gender, culture and socio-economic status are vulnerable to elder abuse: physical, financial, sexual or emotional. These crimes result in distress and harm to the victims, who need to be protected. That is why the last Conservative government passed the Victims Bill of Rights and included age as an aggravating factor for sentencing. I am so proud that my motion to combat seniors fraud passed in the House recently.

Conservatives created the position of minister for seniors. The Liberals cut it. It took them more than three years to appoint one. When it comes to caring for seniors, the Liberals are not as advertised.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Seniors
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June 4, 2019

Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we do care about seniors. Just in the last couple of weeks I was in Richmond Hill, and in my own riding of Richmond Centre, listening to seniors who were crying out for help because of the carbon tax. Everything including groceries, heating their homes and even driving, as many seniors still drive, and a lot of other things are no longer there for them.

How can the government look at those seniors, who have built our great nation, and waste money on things that mean nothing. The Liberals just want to get votes. Let us look at our seniors. What are the Liberals going to do about their living? I heard from seniors, loud and clear, that the current government is not doing anything at all for our great seniors.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1
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May 29, 2019

Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would again like to thank all of the ministers who put this together and worked with all parties on this very useful and timely bill. As I mentioned earlier in another debate, I married a person who is very smart and who is going through challenges because he is losing his sight. As I have said, seniors also age into disabilities. That is something the two ministers could also look into. How can we help seniors who are not born disabled or do not have chronic diseases, but are aging into disabilities?

I was in Australia on my own time and dime looking at some of the job training programs there. One of the very successful things it has done is to train autistic adults, who have now, as a result, actually learned enough skills to become independent. I agree with my colleague, the shadow minister for finance, that creating jobs and training opportunities for these adults with autism or other challenges is utterly important. As soon as persons with disabilities have financial independence, then everything goes well with them. I wanted to bring that to all of our attention. We should look at training these adults so they can be able, rather than disabled, people.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Accessible Canada Act
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