OPSEU Diablogue: Social Determinants: Low income second leading cause of death in Canada

Dr. James Dunn makes it clear that wealth not only is a key determinant of a person’s health, but it is stratified so that each economic level outperforms the one before it. That means each layer in the economic pyramid … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Campaign: Health4All asks Ontario to follow other provinces to protect refugee healthcare

Even right-wing Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall thinks it’s wrong. Recent cuts to the Interim Federal Health program for refugees have led to a storm of criticism by the medical community and provincial politicians across Canada. While Immigration Minister Jason Kenney … Continue reading →

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s new refugee system unfair to refugees

by Canadian Council for Refugees AND Amnesty International Canada: On the eve of the introduction of important changes to Canada’s refugee determination system, the Canadian Council for Refugees and Amnesty International expressed fear that the system will fail some refugees, violate their rights in Canada, and send them back to persecution. “The whole purpose of our ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Press conference aborted after doc asks question about cuts to refugee health plan

University Health Network CEO Bob Bells tried to apologize after a doctor and a medical student interrupted a press conference by Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver at the Toronto General Hospital yesterday. Is this really Dr. Bell’s role? The … Continue reading →