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GroundWire | Abortion services in P.E.I. and Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of 'Going Home Star'

April 13, 2016
| This episode of GroundWire features stories on abortion services in P.E.I., Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Going Home Star, and more.
Length: 29:18 minutes (31.34 MB)

P.E.I. announces it will soon provide abortion services

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Today, the Province of P.E.I. announced that it would soon provide access to abortion services in-province for the first time in almost 35 years.

With this announcement, all provinces in Canada will now provide access to safe, legal abortion services.

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Saskatchewan opens door to privatized blood collection

March 15, 2016
| The first Canadian clinic to pay donors for their blood products opened its doors in Saskatoon last month. ExaPharma will give donors a $25 gift card each time they donate plasma.
Length: 16:44 minutes (15.33 MB)
Photo: flickr/ Sask NDP
| March 15, 2016
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B.C.'s Medical Services Plan premiums a regressive tax

February 23, 2016
| B.C. is the only province that charges residents a flat tax to access health care. All over provinces fund health care through the tax system. A recent campaign calls for an end to MSP premiums.
Length: 10:32 minutes (9.65 MB)
February 19, 2016 |
Saskatchewan is opening the first for-profit plasma donation clinic in the country. But this isn't even the first attempt by the private company Canadian Plasma Resources to set up for-profit clinics.
Image: Facebook/Nurses Education Montreal
| January 19, 2016
January 18, 2016 |
Problem: with a lack of long-term care spaces, shortage of hospital and chronic care beds people are having to be cared for at home. And, most often, this work falls to family members, mainly women.

Patent term extensions in TPP likely to increase health-care costs for Canadians

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Problems? Oh, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has a few! Read about them all in the new series The Trouble with the TPP.

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Privately sponsored refugees face gap in health-care services

December 20, 2015
| Government-sponsored refugees arriving in B.C. are taken to a special clinic for an initial health checkup. Privately sponsored refugees have to rely on their sponsors to find health care.
Length: 13:43 minutes (12.56 MB)
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