Without a massive investment in adapting our hospitals to extreme temperature and other climate extremes, our health-care system can be further compromised.
One surprising health challenge from heat waves is that our hospitals do not have sufficient air conditioning capacity to keep the hospitals within an acceptable range of temperatures for safe surgeries, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on 1.5 degrees warned that failing to reach Paris targets would cause health crises in many parts of the world.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.