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Patients need real solutions to a health system in crisis

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On Friday I wrote about my personal and political experiences as a patient activist and my take on the new patient ombudsman position to which Christine Elliot has been appointed. I have a lot more to say about many aspects of this appointment and its implications.

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Can Ontario's patient ombudsperson cure what ails health care?

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There are many tangled threads and competing demands in the life of a patient activist. Within your body, your ethics, your politics. It's a murky cauldron at the best of times.  

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Rough ride ahead for assisted suicide legislation

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Here's some serious business that's in a muddle.

The Supreme Court decreed last February that assisted suicide can be allowed under the Charter of Rights and gave the government a year to pass a law conforming to this ruling. The Harper government dragged its feet and the election intervened. The Supreme Court, doing the issue no favours, has given the new government a measly four extra months.

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