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Oakville MP Terence Young, shown in his office on Dec. 19, 2013, has a new bill in Parliament to create new regulations on prescription drugs, and to require hospitals and clinics to report adverse effects from their use.
Oakville MP Terence Young, shown in his office on Dec. 19, 2013, has a new bill in Parliament to create new regulations on prescription drugs, and to require hospitals and clinics to report adverse effects from their use.
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How tragedy sent a Tory MP on a crusade of prescription-drug reform

You wouldn’t take Terence Young for a radical. The silver-haired Conservative MP looks like he could be a local TV news anchor. He was first elected, to Ontario’s legislature, almost 20 years ago. But in Ottawa for five years, he’s had to smooth over his zeal.

“The death of my daughter radicalized me,” Mr. Young said in his Parliament Hill office.