OPSEU Diablogue: New CMA president-elect looks to Scotland as model of improvement

Kingston’s Dr. Chris Simpson has been acclaimed president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association. His term as President begins August 2014. Simpson is professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at Queen’s University as well as medical director of the Cardiac … Continue reading →

Left Over: Ice Floe Condos for Seniors?

  CMA poll finds golden years filled with ‘anxiety’ Poll backs national plan on seniors’ health care CBC News Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:53 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 19, 2013 11:00 AM ET Considering this is the pro-privatization of the medical system – CMA, rather like a certified (or certifiable) Fraser Institute, it’s hard ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Lana Payne comments on the biggest of the Cons’ many lies about the role and capacity of the federal government: Canada’s $18.7-billion deficit has (its) roots in failed economic policies, decisions made before the world financial crisis, including reckless corporate tax cuts. Remember, because the Conservatives would like ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Ontario gets worse grade than feds on CMA report card

Ontario is the only region in Canada to receive a worse rating than the federal government on how it deals with health care according to the Canadian Medical Association’s National Report Card for 2012. The report card represents a poll … Continue reading →

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Medical Journal Kills For-Profit Lab Debate

I was surprised when the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) asked me to write an analysis piece on Canada’s medical laboratories. My book, False Positive, clearly lays out my position that for-profit labs have no place in our health care system, which is at odds with the close, and profitable, relationship between the labs and ...