"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.
Ontario recently announced that it will reduce funding towards public health agencies across the province to the tune of $200 million.Read more
Healthy Metrics Beyond Debt and GDPRead more
Life is lived on a bell curve. Many attributes of a population – height, for example - are distributed on a bell-shaped curve, with the average at the centre and then decreasing numbers of people as we get further from the centre.Read more
Podcast with Charles Pascal hosted by Trish HennessyRead more
We need to give up thinking about nature and society as distinct entities if we want to better the lives of Canadians in the 21st century.Read more
It’s 6:45 am, still dark on this winter morning, but six floors below me on the major thoroughfare which is the street that I live on, a loud, persistent HOOOOONK awakens me.Read more
Canada’s federal government seems poised to prop up the status quo instead of going upstreamRead more
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.Read more