health care

May 28, 2012

Doctors protest cuts to health care for refugees

On May 11, about 30 doctors marched into the Toronto office of the Federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and occupied the office while another 50 doctors waited outside.
May 11, 2012

Stop cuts to refugee health

Jesse McLaren
Today doctors across the country took action against cuts to refugee health that will be cruel, costly and a threat to public health.
Apr 9, 2012

Wildrose Party disguises health-care myths as facts

Adrienne Silnicki
The Wildrose claim that offering private health care creates more options, reduces wait times and protects and strengthens public health care. Each one of these points is false.
Mar 29, 2012

Health care and the 2012 federal budget

Adrienne Silnicki
The budget gives the Harper government an opportunity to strengthen and expand health care in Canada -- but I'm feeling rather pessimistic that they'll take this opportunity.
Mar 26, 2012

2012 Québec budget: Timidity and omissions

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
In the Quebec budget, the government is still insisting on transforming public service funding with the user-fee revolution logic, developing the Plan Nord, and reforming the pension plan.
Activist Toolkit

Radical doulas

An explaination of the newest form of birthing activists
Feb 13, 2012
Don Drummond. Photo: Canada 2020/Flickr

The faulty premise for the Drummond Commission

Salimah Valiani
Offering a different approach from the Drummond Commission, "Fixing the Fiscal House: Alternative macroeconomic solutions for Ontario," is a research paper released by the Ontario Nurses' Association.
Feb 7, 2012

Alert! Radio #201: An Alert Special: What's Harper up to?

Alert! Radio from Canadian Dimension
With the federal budget to be tabled within weeks, this edition of Alert! Radio features analysis of the Harper agenda in three different policy areas: health care, pensions, and energy (tar sands).
Feb 3, 2012
Needs No Introduction

Needs No Introduction: The future of Canadian health care

Needs No Introduction
In this edition of Needs No Introduction, Mike Luff, Diana Gibson and Maude Barlow share their thoughts and observations on the current state of health care in Canada and where we might be going.
Activist Toolkit

Patient rights training

This workshop is an overview of the rights of patients to demand better care and information
Feb 1, 2012

Canadians are unable to afford prescription drugs

Adrienne Silnicki
One in 10 Canadians are not able to adhere to their prescriptions due to the cost of prescription drugs, found Michael Law et al. in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Jan 24, 2012
BCHC youth bring the message that medicare has got you covered to the Council of the Federation. Photo: Council of Canadians

Our health-care actions in Victoria

Adrienne Silnicki
In the early morning hours of January 16, as the sun rose on a fresh snow-covered ground, I, along with Canada's premiers, watched as 15 bright umbrellas came bobbing around the Victoria harbour.


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