In an exclusive interview with Y Media Group Editor and CEO Yudhvir Jaswal, Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors and MP for Brampton West, discussed the importance of an “unlimited number” of flights between India & Canada. Previously the deal limited each country to 35 flights per week. She said the expanded agreement would facilitate trade and investment and is a significant step toward strengthening the relationship between the two countries. It would benefit the seniors as well.
“It is very challenging:” Minister Khera told Y Media about Canada facing a medicine shortage. Still, the federal government constantly communicates with pharmacies and companies to meet the demand. She said the government is looking at different measures to boost the supply chain to meet the needs, and the problem will be sorted out soon. Health Canada’s senior medical advisor, Dr. Supriya Sharma confirmed during a news conference, “We’ve received and approved three proposals to import foreign products, and supply has started to enter the country. After next week, more than one million product bottles will have entered Canada to supply hospitals, community pharmacies and retailers, and medications will appear on store shelves starting early next week.”
On the 2022 Fall Economic Statement, Minister Khera highlighted the measures taken by the government, such as permanently eliminating interest on federal student and apprentice loans, creating a new, quarterly Canada Workers Benefit, providing affordable dental healthcare for children under 12 from Dec. 12 and creating new Tax-Free First Home Savings Account. She said, “The 2022 Fall Economic Statement builds on the investments we’ve made as a government to ensure everyone can earn a good living for a hard day’s work and live with security and dignity in their retirement years. Through these investments, we can ensure Canadians of every age can enjoy the prosperity we are building together.”
On China’s interference during the 2019 federal election, Minister Khera informed Y Media that Canada is unapologetic regarding values and democracy. “Any foreign interference is wrong, and Canada stands firmly against it.” She said Canada will always defend its national interests and the rule of law.
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