Par Alexis Wise Affordable healthcare, Canada's healthcare sytem, Canadian healthcare, Health care costs, Health care in Canada, healthcare, Healthcare spending, public healthcare spending
Une version de ce commentaire est parue dans La Presse Au Canada, les soins de santé coûtent au secteur public environ 160 milliards de dollars par année, soit un coût par habitant plus élevé que la plupart des pays industrialisés. Pourtant, les Canadiens ne sont pas particulièrement plus en santé et ne reçoivent pas de meilleurs soins. […]
By Alexis Wise Affordable healthcare, Canada's healthcare sytem, Canadian healthcare, Health care costs, Health care in Canada, healthcare, Healthcare spending, public healthcare spending
A version of this commentary appeared in the Toronto Star, Huffington Post and Kelowna Daily Courier Health care costs the public sector about $160 billion a year in Canada, a higher per capita cost than most industrialized nations. Yet Canadians are not markedly healthier nor do we receive better care. The Commonwealth Fund has ranked […]
By Tom Warshawski and Mary Lewis advertising, diabetes, food industry, Health care in Canada, health education, Health journalism, obesity trends, physical fitness, teenagers
Proposed restrictions on food and beverage advertising to kids should include youth up to age 16 A version of this commentary appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Winnipeg Free Press and the Huffington Post We shield our children and young teenagers (16 and under) from many things: overt portrayals of sex and violence on […]
By Natalie Riediger food insecurity, Health care in Canada, Obesity, Podcasts, smoking, sugar-sweetened beverage tax, tabacco tax
As high obesity rates continue to be a health concern for Canadians, there is growing interest in introducing a sugar sweetened beverage tax.
By Natalie Riediger food insecurity, Health care in Canada, Obesity, smoking, sugar-sweetened beverage tax, tobacco tax
There has been increasing interest in the use of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax to curb the burden of obesity in Canada — call it a ‘pop tax’ if you like. A recent Senate report on obesity in Canada recommends assessing the possibility of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax and points to the high rates of taxation […]
By Carolyn Shimmin and Valerie Tarasuk Canadian poverty, Child poverty, food banks, food industry, food insecurity, Health care in Canada, health education, Low-income children, poverty
For many Canadians, food plays a central role in the holiday festivities. But for those experiencing food insecurity, a bountiful feast will not be in the cards this year. Over 4 million Canadians, including 1.15 million children experience some level of food insecurity.
By James Downar and John Muscedere cancer, chronic illness, elderly patients, End of life, End of life care, Health care in Canada, medication, Pharmaceutical, seniors, terminally ill patients, unpaid caregivers
Our healthcare system remains focused on acute – emergency — care and the “therapeutic imperative” to fix everything we can fix when a patient is ill. But when someone is approaching the end of life, this approach may no longer be what the patient and their families need or want most.
By Joshua Tepper Canada’s healthcare system, Canadian healthcare system, Health care in Canada, health service funding, Primary care, public health care, success
As the federal election campaign wages, Canadians should be pressing federal political parties to take a leadership position on the healthcare file.
By Nicole Letourneau and Justin Joschko Canada, child development, Child health, Child poverty, childhood education, education, Health care in Canada, health education, maternity care in Canada
UNICEF recently released a report card ranking child well-being in the 29 richest countries on earth. Canada came 17th, placing us in the bottom half of the pack on factors such as child poverty, emotional well-being and life satisfaction.
By Carolyn Shimmin chronic illness, diabetes, food industry, Health care in Canada, health education, Health journalism, investigative journalism, Obesity, obesity trends, physical fitness, weight bias
With a federal election on the horizon, certain high level policy topics are bound to make the headlines beyond the personalities of the political leaders: the economy, energy prices, jobs prospects even climate change.