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A Canadian soldier, left, helps a Spanish ally fuel a portable stove during winter warfare training in Camp Adazi, Latvia, during Canada’s Operation Reassurance mission, on Jan. 31. Department of National Defence photograph by Cpl. Jean-Roch Chabot

Let’s scrap self-harm from military offences

We must do more to prevent any more needless deaths within the military. Changing Section 98(c) of the National Defence Act should help.
Opinion|Michael Hatch
A national diabetes strategy is a rare double win for the federal government—it’s the right thing to do for our nation’s health and for our economy.
We should be investing in the full range of primary health-care services to increase access for all Canadians.
Ottawa plans to invest, over the next 12 years, more than $180-billion on infrastructure for affordable housing, for roads, and for hockey rinks, but not a nickel on affordable seniors' housing, writes Daniel Fontaine of the Canadian Association for Long Term Care.
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Existing policy doesn’t factor in technological evolution, meaning there’s little recourse for consumers if personal health information is used for commercial purposes.
Canada needs a clearly laid-out strategy to address the silver tsunami and increasing costs of health care.
Opinion|Sean Speer
A federal intrusion that disrupts coverage for three-quarters of the population, requires tax hikes and spending cuts, and leads to less drug access hardly seems like a political winner. But neither is silence on the other side of the debate.
The patient needs to be heard, not simply seen.
News|Neil Moss
The pharmacare implementation advisory council will submit its final report to the health and finance ministers by the spring of 2019.
The ‘fill-the-gaps’ approach is mere code for more of the same: high prices and problems with access.
The colonial guardian-and-ward theory continues to permeate Canadian health policy when it comes to Indigenous peoples’ access.
News|Neil Moss
In surrogacy and fertility services, there’s always an exchange of money—just not to the surrogates and donors, says expert Dave Snow.
Opinion|Fabio Gomes
Of course not, in the same way nutrition labelling on the back of food packages doesn’t communicate what we need to know before buying food.
Evidence shows that this model of family practice leads to better care, better outcomes, lower health-care costs, and more satisfaction for providers and patients.
Our government devoted needed resources to boost mental health services, launched targeted initiatives to help vulnerable populations, is embracing technology, and leading the charge globally.
The bill is sponsored by Conservative MP Len Webber, who has championed the cause of organ donation and transplantation in his time in national and provincial legislatures.
In the fight to implement Vanessa’s Law, it comes down to Big Pharma vs. the health of Canadians.
Many Canadians aren’t eating well, yet they think they are. Canadians are beleaguered by chronic disease due to bad diets.
Purdue Pharma, one of the leading manufacturers of opioids, is the founding donor of Drug Free Kids Canada, which previously partnered with Health Canada to distribute brochures aimed at helping parents talk to their children about cannabis use.
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