By Jino Distasio affordable housing, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, health and safety, homeless, homelessness, jurisdictional overlap, poverty, safety, tent cities
Homeless seek safety and community in numbers in “tent cities” Tonight, an increasing number of Canadians face the prospect of sleeping in a tent — not to welcome the summer camping season, but as a last resort. Unlike regulated campgrounds, “tent cities” are without electricity, water and often bathrooms. These makeshift encampments appear to be […]
By Ryan Meili and Monika Dutt blood donor, blood supply, blood tranfusion, Canadian Plasma Resources, donate blood, Ethics, Krever repor, money, paid donation, plasma donor, safety, unpaid donor
In the early 1980s, over 2000 Canadians who received blood transfusions were infected with HIV and as many as 30,000 contracted Hepatitis C. This tragic scandal, and the Krever inquiry that followed, resulted in the overhaul of our blood donation system to ensure the safety of any blood products. This made Canada one of the safest countries for blood transfusion in the world.