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The crisis in the care economy shows no sign of letting up

Bumpy Ride #6: Workers in the care economy have been battered over the past two years, and that crisis shows no signs of slowing.

Pourquoi les licences obligatoires seraient-elles insuffisantes dans l’avenir ?

Manifestement, la mise en pratique des licences obligatoires est loin d’être une panacée.

The pandemic has accelerated the exit of older workers

Bumpy Ride #4: A new trend is emerging—women workers taking early retirement, especially in pandemic-affected industries.

Revenue losses now $7.5 billion a year under Ford

If Doug Ford wants to make the case for more federal health funding, throwing away money is not the way to do it

Ontario health spending will be too low if the 2022 budget is passed

Provincial underfunding of health care has consequences for all Ontarians

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

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