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Follow the money: The growth of private health care in Canada

Red medicare umbrellas in Victoria, January 16, 2012.

Health care reform has been on the agenda of every level of government in the country for the past two decades, not to mention every health and academic institution and think tank. Citizens have been bombarded with messages that the public system is not sustainable without “meaningful” system change. A common theme heard from elected officials is how hard it is to push change, there is just so much public resistance. 

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Harper's disappointing response to AIDS epidemic

Harper failed to appear at the 2006 AIDS conference.
Mr. Harper and his government have demonstrated a mystifying ambivalence in responding to a challenge that has cost the lives of many millions.

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Nurses keep watch for health care as premiers, prime minister meet in Halifax

Nurses keep watch for health care as premiers, prime minister meet in Halifax
A banner in Halifax this week, as nurses keep watch for health care as premiers, prime minister meet in Halifax.

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Top of premiers' agenda in Halifax: The future of health care in Canada

Dr. Ryan Meili on the future of medicare in Canada.
With premiers set to focus on health care at their Halifax meetings this week, we bring you an interview with Dr. Ryan Meili on the future of medicare in Canada.

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National Day of Action for a 2014 Health Accord

A sign at the December 4, 2010 Rally for Public Healthcare at the Alberta Legislature.(Photo:  dave.cournoyer / flickr)
Today is a National Day of Action against the federal government walking away from the 2014 Health Accord negotiating table and effectively downloading much of the responsibility for health care.

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A pediatrician speaks out: Refugee health cuts put children's lives at risk

Photo: Jesse McLaren

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On June 18, physicians and other health care providers carried out a National Day of Action in over a dozen cities across Canada to oppose the Conservatives' cuts to refugee health care. This article is a modified version of the speech delivered to the Montreal rally by pediatrician Samir Shaheen-Hussain. 

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Health care workers take action for refugees

Health care workers all across Canada took action Monday in defence of refugees' access to treatment. (Photos: Jesse McLaren)
Health care workers all across Canada took action Monday in defence of refugees' access to treatment.

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Upcoming premiers' conference puts spotlight on public health care

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As the premiers' conference on health care gets underway, it's critical that the public interest is heard.

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Harper's plan for health care is not healthy for Canada

Stephen Harper would rather buy war planes and build prisons than ensure Canadians stay healthy.

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