Commentaries, Health is More than Healthcare

Our expert advisors have written opinion pieces on important health policy topics, published in leading media outlets across the country. We are making these articles available to everyone, free of charge, with a Creative Commons license, so that you may use them in your publication or on your website. See also our Commentaries in French.

Evidence is important to us, and we are committed to getting the evidence right — even when it can be interpreted in a number of ways. If you feel we have not represented the evidence accurately or fairly in these opinion pieces, please let us know. Browse our Commentaries by category, below, or view them all here.

What do doctors really have to fear from the feds’ tax crackdown? What do doctors really have to fear from the feds’ tax crackdown?
By Michael Wolfson
The federal government denies the Disability Tax Credit to those who need it – and are eligible by law The federal government denies the Disability Tax Credit to those who need it – and are eligible by law
By John Adams
The sky is falling on small business – or is it The sky is falling on small business – or is it?
By Michael Wolfson
Nothing to be smug about in Canada Nothing to be smug about in Canada
By Shannon Sampert
Putting patients first can save our health system Putting patients first can save our health system
By Kapil Khimdas and Danyaal Raza
Behaviour change is only one aim of carbon taxes Behaviour change is only one aim of carbon taxes
By Alana Lajoie-O’Malley
Men's Sheds help build longer, happier lives Men’s Sheds help build longer, happier lives
By Shannon Sampert
Should the loudest voices prevail on proposed tax reform — even if it is shrill hyperbole?
By Michael Wolfson
Provincial governments will bear the burden of legalized marijuana Provincial governments will bear the burden of legalized marijuana
By Malcolm Bird
Food is not medicine Food is not medicine
By Dylan MacKay

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