Beyond providing essential primary-care services, they take on a range of other roles, including research, teaching, and promoting awareness of the importance of cultural competency in their profession, writes Liberal MP Don Rusnak.
The auditor general found that the department didnâ€™t bother to track literacy rates of First Nation students in comparison with students in the provincial systems, writes NDP MP Charlie Angus, the party's Indigenous affairs critic.
Senatorsâ€™ approach in its study of the cannabis bill ought to be cautious, as opposed to restrictive, in our recommendations, writes Independent Senator Frances Lankin.
Clearly, provincial governments have no problem spending many additional billions on treating sickness. Maybe itâ€™s time they started directing spending towards improving health.
Despite serious funding cuts, Ottawa's tobacco control strategy was successful in cutting the number of Canadians who smoke from 25 per cent in 2001 to 15 per cent today. Now, the goal is slashing another 10 per cent by 2035, which experts say will require more funding.