Health Care (Canada)

U.S. VP Pence blasts 'failings' of Canadian health system

The vice-president of the United States has some less-than-complimentary words for Canada's health-care system, which he accuses of certain …

Canadian News

Meet Canada's 1st female Indigenous surgeon

As Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon, Dr. Nadine Caron says she knows, first-hand, that there’s a lot of work to be done to tackle …

Canadian News

Nova Scotia spring budget re-introduced with small boost for health

Nova Scotia’s Liberal government has re-introduced a $10.5-billion budget for 2017-18 with promises to spend $6.2 million more on the province’s …

Canadian News

Citizens group urges voters to back pro-fluoride candidates in civic election

Six years after council made the controversial decision to remove fluoride from Calgary’s drinking water, a group of concerned dentists, doctors and …

Canadian News

How healthy is the Canadian health-care system?

<i>This article is part of our global series about health systems, examining different health care systems all over the world. Read the other articles</i> …

Health Care

OPINION: Ottawa’s stifling tax and health systems stiff doctors and patients

The current divide and the political calculations of the Trudeau government’s tax initiatives may have irritated the small minority of society who …

Health Care

Private home care is nothing new

Manitoba’s former NDP government spent tens of millions a year on private home care and expanded private delivery under a program that allows …

Health Care

Five lessons from Canada on single-payer health care

The United States is about to debate the merits of Bernie Sanders’ proposal for a single-payer health care system. While cost will be an issue, evidence shows that many countries provide access to quality care for all their citizens through a single-payer model while spending far less than the U.S. …

Health Care

Hundreds of N.S. doctors speak out against proposed federal tax changes

Four hundred doctors from one end of Nova Scotia to the other gathered in Halifax on Saturday for a town hall meeting.<p>Physicians spoke about the …

Health Care

Canadian Chamber of Commerce critical of proposed tax reforms by Ottawa

FREDERICTON - Members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce say proposed tax changes by the federal government are casting business people in a …

Canadian News

Most people seeking euthanasia in Nova Scotia in early 2017 didn't get it: agency

HALIFAX -- Nearly two-thirds of Nova Scotians seeking assisted suicide in the first six months of 2017 did not receive a lethal injection, with …

Canadian News

VIBERT: Tax changes will decimate health care in N.S.

The spectre of a mass exodus of doctors from Nova Scotia hung over a meeting in Halifax Saturday, not as a threat, but with the grim reality of …

Health Care

Nova Scotia doctors speak out against proposed tax changes

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Ottawa is listening, wants a more fair system<p>Hundreds of doctors filled a Halifax high school on Saturday for a …

Canada

Sto:lo Nation woman allegedly told to leave hospital after suffering multiple fractures

<b>Kathleen Martens</b> <b><br>APTN National News</b> <br>Racial profiling is being blamed for a hospital horror story in Chilliwack, B.C.<p>“Every time I think of it my blood …

Crime

Canada Letter: Health Care Comparisons and an NYT Offer

This week’s Canada Letter includes observations from the Yukon and a ticket offer for Times subscribers. But first we have an exclusive item for readers of this newsletter from our colleagues at The Upshot, the group at The Times that examines the world through data.<p>Aaron E. Carroll, a professor of …

Health Care

Doctors say tax us: Canada is worth it

During the past month many doctors have mobilized to oppose the tax changes proposed by the federal government for individuals who are incorporated. …

Canada

Bernie Sanders' socialized healthcare plan is even worse than Canada's health system

There's little to envy about the Canadian health system. Yet, when Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rolled out his single-payer Medicare for All Act on …

Health Care

Nova Scotia woman struggling with husband’s Parkinson’s asks premier: ‘Find me a doctor’

Zukauskas told the news conference her husband needs care from a physician who has ongoing knowledge of his illness and treatment.<p>When Walter’s blood …

Health Care

Casa Mia redevelopment plans move forward

Years after a public hearing for the redevelopment of Casa Mia into a care facility was cancelled, the project appears to be inching closer to …

Canada

North Vancouver centre offers one stop shop for youth wellness

Centre among five opening across B.C. that will provide an array of services to youth under one roof<p>The idea behind Foundry North Shore is to bring …

Vancouver North Shore

Nova Scotia to make abortion pill Mifegymiso available free at pharmacies

The Nova Scotia government says it will make the abortion pill available to women at no cost.<p>In a statement today, the province says it "is supporting more choice for women" by making Mifegymiso available by prescription starting in November.<p>The drug combination can medically terminate an early …

Canada

Second man found dead in rooming house also a homicide: medical examiner

The suspicious death of a man whose body was found in an Alberta Avenue rooming house has been ruled a homicide.<p>An autopsy revealed Blayne Joseph …

Canadian News

Nova Scotia throne speech promises to address health care 'challenges'

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is promising to address health care challenges as the fall session of the legislature opens with a speech …

Canadian News

Health Minister Dix names NDP allies in health authority appointments

Health Minister Adrian Dix installed prominent labour leader and key NDP ally Jim Sinclair as chairman of the Fraser Health Authority Friday among a …

Canadian News

University of Saskatchewan medical school gets $20 million in funding restored from provincial government

Reversing a decision made in its spring budget, the Saskatchewan government has restored $20 million in funding to the University of Saskatchewan’s …

Canadian News

Gym owner left in the dark after power cut to unsafe building

Snap Fitness, 5 offices close due to risk of 'fire and explosion' at Portage Avenue building<p>The owner of a downtown gym says his business is out of …

Winnipeg

Vancouver police apprehensions under the Mental Health Act fall sharply after a long climb

For several years, Vancouver police officers’ use of the B.C. Mental Health Act to detain people only went up. It was an alarming trend, because the …

Canada

Fraser Health recalls ‘Original Kulfi’ ice cream produced in unlicensed Surrey facility

Fraser Health has issued a recall of “Original Kulfi,” a product manufactured by Surrey, B.C.-based company Supreme Ice Cream.<p>It turns out Supreme …

Canada

Tax reform: It might not be much, but business owners and doctors can get federal mat leave benefits

All self-employed Canadians – including physicians and business owners – can opt into EI benefits to gain access to EI “special benefits” if they so …

Business (Canada)

Province introduces transitional home care

The province is introducing a new transitional home-care service it hopes will prevent patients from being "prematurely" placed in long-term care.

Health Care