By Jino Distasio federal government, homeless, homelessness, housing, Housing First, National Housing Strategy, shelter, social services, taxpayer
At last, Canada stands with other developed nations when the federal government launched our first National Housing Strategy (NHS) this week. While this historic step forward represents what many activists have been calling on for decades, is it time to rejoice? Will the staggering $40 billion dollars promised over 10 years amend nearly a quarter […]
Par Jino Distasio federal government, homeless, homelessness, housing, Housing First, National Housing Strategy, shelter, social services, taxpayer
Une bonne nouvelle pour le Canada, mais le diable est dans les détails Le Canada emboîte enfin le pas à d’autres pays développés avec le lancement de sa première Stratégie nationale sur le logement, cette semaine. Alors que cette avancée historique représente ce que de nombreux militants demandent depuis des décennies, pouvons-nous vraiment nous […]
By Raisa Deber Affordable health care, Canada healthcare system, Canadian health, Canadian healthcare system, federal government, Funding models, Health care costs, healthcare funding, insufficient funding, provincial government, publicly funded healthcare system
A version of this commentary appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Canadian Healthcare Network and The Province As a recent Globe and Mail investigation has noted, some Canadians have had to pay extra for care that they thought would be fully covered. The investigation reveals how complex this set of issues can be. As many […]
By Gregory Marchildon and Raisa Deber Affordable health care, Canada healthcare system, Canadian health, Canadian healthcare system, federal government, Funding models, Health care costs, healthcare funding, insufficient funding, provincial government
How much should the federal government pay towards health care costs? Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between federal and provincial governments.
By Kathleen O’Grady Canada Health Act, Canada healthcare system, disabilities, federal government, national disabilities act, registered disability savings plan
Many of us in the disability community were pleasantly surprised when the Liberal party promised to create a National Disabilities Act that would safeguard disability rights, reduce systemic barriers and establish a foundation of opportunity for those affected by disability.
By Bryan Thomas and Colleen Flood Canada, Canada Health Act, Canada’s healthcare system, federal election, federal government, federal taxes, Patient-pay MRI clinics, private healthcare, Private MRI clinics Canada, public healthcare
National Medicare Week has just passed, buoyed with optimism as a fresh-faced government takes the reins in Ottawa — elected partly on a promise of renewed federal leadership on health care. Yet these “sunny ways” are overcast by recent developments at the provincial level that entrench and legitimize two-tier care. Saskatchewan has just enacted a licensing […]