Quand les projets pilotes prennent une mauvaise tournure

Des sujets de recherche piégés entre les élus et les comités d’éthique de la recherche   Les appels à l’élaboration de politiques fondées sur des preuves se sont multipliés au cours des dernières décennies. Les défenseurs avancent que l’utilisation systématique des meilleures preuves scientifiques disponibles peut aider à éviter les préjudices et à atteindre les […]

When pilot projects go off the rails

Research subjects caught between elected politicians and research ethics boards   Calls for evidence-informed policymaking have grown louder in recent decades. Advocates argue that the systematic use of the best available scientific evidence can help us avoid harm and achieve social policy goals while avoiding the deliberate manipulation of scientific evidence to achieve political ends. […]

Why an income-based drug plan is harmful to Ontario seniors

Ontario spends $11-billion per year on prescription drugs. Nearly half of this is spent on medicines used by senior citizens, a group that receives public subsidies for nearly all of their prescription drug costs in Ontario.

How seriously do Ontario’s political parties take the health and wellbeing of Ontarians?

We often hear that, in Canada, health is a provincial responsibility. This is understood as the provinces having autonomy over, and responsibility for, a large portion of the funding and delivery of health care services. But the influence of provincial policies on health outcomes goes far beyond doctors and hospitals, physiotherapists and pharmacies.

Government on right track with Target Benefit Pension Plans

In a speech in Toronto last week, Kevin Sorensen, Minister of State for Finance, introduced details of a new “hybrid” pension plan proposed for all federal workers and other corporations under federal pension regulation. He referred to these proposed plans as Target Benefit Pension Plans.