The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives urged to respect Federal Court’s ruling on refugee health care

A group of doctors dedicated to strengthening and improving Canada’s universal publicly-funded health care system is urging the Conservatives to drop their appeal against the Federal Court’s recent ruling on refugee health care funding. The post Conservatives urged to respect Federal Court’s ruling on refugee health care appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: In Canada, more vulnerable refugees being denied access to health care

by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care One month after Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care released a number of examples of patients being denied access to necessary health services due to the cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) and its resulting confusion, the group is releasing another round of troubling cases. Canadian Doctors for ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Jason Kenney: Thank Me For Cutting Refugee Health Benefits

Canada’s federal immigration minister is way out of line here. The Calgary South East MP has posted a petition on his website – – asking Canadians to thank him for a job well done. The petition’s exact words: “We, the undersigned, thank Jason Kenney for his efforts to streamline benefits afforded to refugees claimants under the Interim ... Happy Canada Day, Stephen Harper. Here’s 59 cents.

  It’s hard to look at yourself objectively, but rightly or wrongly, I’ve always thought of Canadians as  peaceful, fair, decent, thoughtful and compassionate people who respect diversity, care about social justice and try to do the right thing. Oh sure, there are plenty of exceptions, and we’ve had our share of collective ugliness too. ...