To the extent health is an issue in the federal election, it will be about health care, as usual. Now I am not saying health care is an unimportant issue, but this focus on ‘health care as health’ is wrong for two reasons.Read more
Young people around the world are inspiring people to take part in a global climate strike September 20-27, 2019, demanding an end to fossil fuels and climate justice.Read more
Host Ralph Benmergui talks about climate change, eco-grief, and what people can do about it in the first of a series of podcasts called Plan B. Guest Leslie Davenport counsels people through climate grief. Guest Laura Keeth is processing her own emotions by taking part in a Calgary eco-grief circle.Read more
Almost half of status First Nations children live in poverty—by far the highest rate of child poverty of any other group examined, says a new report published by Upstream Institute.Read more
Tomorrow is National Indigenous Peoples Day! On June 21st we celebrate and honour the heritage, culture, strength and resilience, and important achievements of Indigenous Peoples across Canada.Read more
"This is our generation's national project: better access to the medicines we need, improved health outcomes and a fairer and more sustainable prescription medicine system. Let's complete the unfinished business of universal health care. That can be our promise and our legacy to each other and to all future generations."
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, chair of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.Read more
The spectre of climate change-fueled disasters looms large over the coming federal election, yet the health equity promise of a Green New Deal is shining through the storm clouds.