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Policy Briefing: Health

Doctors report confusion, disarray following cuts to refugee health program

Citizenship and Immigration says reports ‘factually incorrect,’ prepares policy to prevent false refugee claims.

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq says ‘Pathways’ program can fill void left by National Aboriginal Health Organization, but critics call program a ‘drop in the bucket’ following cuts to aboriginal programs.
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Globe and Mail national affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson on his new book and how he says it’s time to shake up the delivery of medical services in Canada.
Just as there have been important medical advances over the last decade, it will feel different to be a patient 10 years from now, different in a very good way.
This is Canada, where medicare was established so that Canadians should not suffer undue hardships as a result of an illness.
NDP will be spending the coming months engaging with Canadians on what changes are needed to improve our health-care services.
Our government strives to make sure that all Canadians are among the healthiest people in the world, regardless of where they live.
Expanded roles for nurses and pharmacists, harmonized drug plans, could help provinces and territories respond to Canada Health Transfer restructuring.
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq tells The Hill Times that the federal government’s role is to collaborate on health care, not lead.

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