Big data set to receive big money
By Chantal Bacchus | Science, research and big data all big winners in 2018 Federal Budget announcement.
Ottawa health bodies bluntly disapprove of looming Marijuana legalization
By Patrick Barrios | Due to public health concerns, Ottawa’s health bodies remain largely opposed to the recreational use of cannabis.
Challenges ahead for universal pharmacare in Canada
By Nicole Babb | Experts say federal and provincial relations and opposition from stakeholders are standing in the way of universal pharmacare in Canada.
Ottawa health centre wants green light for supervised injection site
On February 6, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced the federal government’s authorization of three new supervised injection sites in Montreal. In addition to Vancouver’s two sites already in operation, the newly approved drug injection sites make Montreal...
Canada cooking up a new food guide
By Caitlin Hart and Rebecca Hardiment | Changes to the Canadian food guide are needed to help fend off the freshman fifteen as university students struggle to access healthy food.
Governments negotiate key palliative care improvements
By Christian Mittelstaedt and Olivia Bowden | As the provincial and federal governments renegotiate the Health Accord, palliative care professionals worry that a crucial chance to standardize the service will be missed.