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Nova Scotia health plan leaves out reproductive health

Having campaigned on a promise to fix Nova Scotia’s health care system, on April 22, 2022, new Premier Tim Houston, released Action for Health: A Strategic Plan for Nova Scotia. Despite its stated objective of establishing an “equitable and respectful health ecosystem”, the plan fails to include a single mention of women, pregnancy, sexual or reproductive health.

A reason to smile: National dental care is a smart health care investment

The federal Liberal-NDP agreement has resulted in the first step toward a national dental care program, starting with children. There’s a strong case to grow this public investment

Federal Budget 2022: What we're watching for

This budget could herald the beginning of a Pearsonian period of progressive policy making

Priorities that should be reflected in the Nova Scotia 2022-23 budget

Nova Scotians deserve a government that learns the lessons of the past to build a better tomorrow

WTO compromise on TRIPS waiver is a disgrace

After 18 months of haggling, a leaked counter-proposal covering only vaccines has global health advocates fuming

Lets challenge carelessness on International Women’s Day

Carelessness has led Canada and the world down a dangerous path. Committing to a caring society, one that’s equitable, inclusive, and peaceful, must become our rallying cry

Nova Scotia’s homecare system needs more public funding and oversight

The province has a long way to go in improving its homecare infrastructure

Charting a way forward in Budget 2022

Opening remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding the 2022 federal budget on Feb. 3, 2022

Want to see if your drug is safe? Health Canada has made it harder

Being able to access older information is vital to understanding how well Health Canada’s drug safety system is working

What can governments do to combat inflation? A lot

Tackling inflation can be part of a public-led recovery—it only requires government to reduce or maintain prices in areas they control.

The post-pandemic future: More supportive housing for semi-independent seniors

As our population ages, let’s rely less on long-term care and more on supportive housing:a cost-effective way for semi-independent seniors to live with dignity and independence.

Patching up Canada’s income security net: Lessons from the pandemic

The big question now for Canada is whether, by design or default, we will revert to the “same old, same old” after the crisis.

At the WTO, Canada fiddles while the pandemic rages on

Temporarily suspending trade rules covering COVID-19 vaccines and treatments would speed up the global recovery. Our government has other plans.

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