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Today, the Council of Canadians dropped banners off overpasses in Toronto and set up a pirate radio station for commuters to learn about the 200,000 Ontarians without access to public health care.
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A matter of life and death: Legislating the right to die with dignity

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Everyone from a young age onwards understands that they will die one day. If one is young, that day is in the distant future, but if you are older, there is usually a daily reminder that it is not that far away. Thanks to modern medicine, the final day has been postponed for many. Indeed, life expectancy for both sexes has risen every decade.

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Demonstrations demand public funding to keep 'doctor-less' Quebec clinic from closing its doors

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On Sunday, May 8, approximately 150 people marched to the Assemblée Nationale in Quebec to save the the Cooperative de solidarité SABSA (service à bas seuil d'accessibilité). Sunday's demonstration forms part of an ongoing effort to save the clinic from closing its doors due to lack of funding.

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Ontario hospitals have cut 1,440 RN positions, or the equivalent of three RN positions per day since the beginning of 2015.
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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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