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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Canadian Snowbird Association
COMMITMENT, SERVICE AND ADVOCACY FOR TRAVELLERS The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit 85,000-member advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travell...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions compiles and disseminates information about social and economic alternatives. Established in 1975 as an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse, Connexions compiles and publishes a var...
Hospital Employees' Union
HEU, the B.C. Health Services Division of CUPE and B.C.'s largest health care union, represents 46,000 health workers in acute care, long-term care and community services. HEU is active on health policy issues; women's rights; pay...
Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
An independent voluntary association of rural physicians from across Canada, advocating for sustainable conditions for rural health-care workers, equitable access to health care for rural Canadians, and a National Rural Health Str...
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News Releases

BCNU thanks nurses for convincing the provincial government to sign Bill 18 into law
2013-04-15
BC Nurses' Union
Enabling Licensed Practical Nurses to join other nurses in the same bargaining association will improve patient care by maximizing efficiencies and collaboration among nurses and with employers.
Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
2014-11-04
Health for All
Health for All welcomes the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a ruling from earlier this summer demanding that the Conservative government reverse its 'cruel and unusual' cuts to refugee he...
National Day of Action against cuts to refugee health care
2012-06-18
Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care
On June 30, 2102, refugees will face drastic cuts to their health insurance. Risking the lives of Canada's most vulnerable is unacceptable. There will be a National Day of Action June 18 in cities acr...

Sources Select Resources

A Brief History of the Medical Reform Group
Guyatt, Gord
Article
1995
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Covers the year 1979 - 1994.
Canada's top medical journal says Harper is undermining public health care
Article
2015
Press Progress
The current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal features an editorial written by Deputy Editor Dr. Matthew Stanbrook slamming the Harper Conservatives for weakening public health care in...
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Health for All
Health for All welcomes the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a ruling from earlier this summer demanding that the Conservative government reverse its 'cruel and unusual' cuts to refugee he...
Medicare Myths and Realities
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...
National Post columnist traumatized by having to wait his turn
Second-class health care for immigrants, seniors?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Ulli Diemer / Radical Digressions
Columnist thinks people with money should get quicker treatment in emergency rooms than people who are poor.
Ten Health Care Myths
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1995
Ulli Diemer
Medicare's opponents have launched a sustained ideological attack on medicare. Their propaganda relies on myths and misrepresentations.
Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee
Himmelstein, David U.
Article
2009
A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, admini...
Undocumented Labour
Cymbalist, Rivka
Article
2014
The Media Co-op
Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us: Ignorance In The Information Age
Canada Has Changed
Meili,Ryan
Unclassified
2015
The war on knowledge is a war on the health of Canadians. We need a government that will embrace the information age and use evidence to improve our lives. We need a government that has the health of ...
Why the federal government must lead in health care
Stanbrook, Matthew B.
Article
2015
Canadian Medical Association Journal
For much of the last decade, Canadian federal health policy has been conspicuous by its absence. During that time, the federal government has walked away from collaborating with the provinces through ...

Sources Bookshelf

Canada Since 1960: A People's History
A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Doctors' Strike
Medical Care and Conflict in Saskatchewan
Badgley, Robin; Wolfe, Samuel
Book
1967
Private Profits vs Public Policy
The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...
Social Determinants of Health
Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
The Ministry is leading the health system into the new millennium with a consumer-centred and decentralized structure that will better manage health resources. Integration of the Ministry's activitie...


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