All Canadians deserve safe, decent and affordable housing, but for some, the lack of housing is a matter of life and death.
Canada’s homelessness crisis is the direct result of the federal withdrawal from housing investment.
One of the biggest factors that determine whether people will stay healthy or wind up needing emergency or chronic medical care is where they live.
People without access to stable housing are at higher risk of illness, and their likelihood of recovering well from that illness is greatly diminished.
More than 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness at some point every year, whether they sleep in shelters, on the street, couch surf, or wait in hospital.
When it comes to prescription drug coverage, our health system has plenty in common with the United States — and that’s not a good thing
Most Canadians would likely agree that those who need potentially life-saving prescription medications should have ready access to them.
Climate change has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the biggest health threat of the 21st century.
Autism is not a mental illness, a mental health condition or a learning disability. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder
Over a year ago, I was invited to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Parliament Hill. It was attended by a dozen or more Senators from both major parties, political staffers and invited guests mostly from an assortment of autism non-profit organizations. I expected a somewhat predictable ‘feel good’ event about how far we’ve come and how far we have still to go. But an hour later there weren’t many dry eyes in the chamber.