Much of our health-care delivery system is fragmented into multiple silos that do not work well together. This is not unique to Canada. It is the case in all countries.
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, pictured in this file photo. Care co-ordination is extremely useful in improving the health and quality of life for those with mental health problems who are most at risk of falling through the cracks, writes family physician Chris Hobson. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
With World Mental Health Day this week, it’s a suitable time to discuss mental health and addiction from a broad perspective.
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'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
'Peter MacKay has a proven track record of uniting Conservatives, and that's precisely what he's doing in the leadership campaign. And that's what he'll do if he's elected as leader,' says Conservative MP Michael Cooper.
A spokesperson for the heritage minister says 'we are currently looking at models adopted in other countries on appropriate remuneration of news content and will come back with new propositions in due course.'