Is Manitoba next for #MeToo revelation?

Is Manitoba next for #MeToo revelation?

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld Scope of sexual-harassment spreads Originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 1, 2018 It’s starting to be counted down in minutes, rather than hours or days. How many minutes since the last revelation of a powerful man being accused of sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual impropriety? The disclosures are […]

Thinking outside the lab

Thinking outside the lab

Recently, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) celebrated the fact that the average lifespan of Canadians has increased by more than 30 years since the early 1900s. That’s something we can all celebrate.

Early interventions require a new means of social investment

Early interventions require a new means of social investment

Investing in social programs improves social conditions and, as a consequence, improves people’s lives. That’s fairly obvious. What hasn’t always been as obvious, however, is that such social spending doesn’t tend to come at the cost of economic growth.

Toward a true health accord

Toward a true health accord

Later this month, Canada’s Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott, will meet with her provincial and territorial counterparts in Vancouver. This is no ordinary get-together.

Dear Health Minister — please reinstate funding for Cochrane Canada

Dear Health Minister — please reinstate funding for Cochrane Canada

Imagine you’re our new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Despite a grueling election campaign, you’re flush with energy and idealism in a country where “better is always possible.”

Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare

Canada has mixed wait time results in healthcare

Wait times have long been a source of concern for Canadians, and in some jurisdictions, remain a significant problem. Recently the Canadian Institutes of Health Information (CIHI) released their report for 2015. There is both encouraging news and areas in need of attention.

Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda

Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda

A federal election could be called any time in the next few months, judging by the media coverage and the ramping up of political activity. Many issues have been crowding into the media headlines in anticipation of the election — but with a notable absence of any consideration of healthcare by our political parties.

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

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.