The Quest for Universal Pharmacare

Canada’s federal government seems poised to prop up the status quo instead of going upstream

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Four of top 10 global health threats are environmental

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently released a report on the top ten threats to health in 2019. Strikingly, several are related to global ecological change, marking perhaps a turning point in the recognition of the health implications of the rapid and massive ecological changes we are causing.

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The Opioid Crisis and Mental Suffering

Let’s get to the heart of the matter

 

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2019: Trends to watch this year

Here at Upstream, we’re promoting ideas aimed at rethinking our traditional approach to public policy in Canada. We’re looking at the root causes of social and economic ailments instead of just treating the symptoms. Our goal is to change the conversation about the key challenges of our time—income inequality, climate change, and the need for collective action. Will 2019 be the year Canada’s decision-makers take an upstream approach to policy making? Here’s what I’ll be tracking.

Trish Hennessy

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Upstream Radio: When the big employer ghosts a town - now what?

Oshawa is reeling from GM’s decision to stop auto production there. How does a community bounce back from such a jolt?

 

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Food Security and Your Health

Did you get enough to eat today?

More than four million Canadians didn't.

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Upstream Radio: How we define disability matters

Ontario is changing its social assistance program, including a new definition of disability.

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Solving Canada’s Housing Affordability Crisis

Making the link between house ownership and public pensions is key to a way forward.

By Alex Paterson

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What if we replaced child care deserts with universal child care?

Kids could access great early learning and socialization opportunities; parents could stop ‘working to pay for child care’—it’s a win-win.

Trish Hennessy

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Basic Income Cancellation Impacts on Ontario

The study tried to resolve questions of best practice. The answer is now, “we won’t know”.

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