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Policy Briefing: Health
The last Canadians involved in the NATO training mission in Afghanistan (CCTM-A) board an American Chinook helicopter on March 12, 2014. Cplc Patrick Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

Veterans complain government’s new ‘centre of excellence’ for PTSD prioritizes research over in-patient treatment

Veterans' advocates say they were shocked that the 'centre of excellence' is focused on healthcare providers given high demand for an in-patient, longterm centre for PTSD treatment.
Opinion|Art Eggleton
With the number of dementia cases in Canada expected to almost double in the next 15 years, we have no time to reinvent the wheel. We know what best practices are, in Canada and in the 29 other countries which already have a national dementia strategy.
If implemented, these priorities would go a long way towards helping Canadians to choose to live as well as they can, for as long as they can.
Canada’s New Democrats will continue to press the Trudeau government to re-instate stable and predictable funding for these grassroots groups and finally honour its pledge to expand the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada.
After more than two years in office, what exactly is the Trudeau government doing to address a growing list of health priorities, including an increasingly urgent crisis with opioids and the impending legalization of marijuana?  
Health Canada says the proposed changes to the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board could be between $8-billion and $24-billion over the next decade, but Innovative Medicines Canada's study by PCDI Market Access predicts impacts of $26-billion to $35-billion.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says 'We need to establish a comprehensive timeline and measures and evidence-based targets for the four pillars to the crisis and that doesn’t exist.'

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