It's easy to laugh off the absurdity of Trump and his supporters' sentiments about the Canadian health-care system. But their ridiculousness doesn't make their impact any less dangerous.
The argument for home care was that it was giving the people what they want. So why are patients now being asked to leave their homes to access care after being discharged from hospitals?
Patients don't want sympathy, we want solidarity. We don't want "reasonable" solutions that disregard the destruction of social services over decades.
The job of Ontario's first Patient Ombudsman will be to hear patient complaints and make recommendations to facilities and the ministry to improve care. Is that enough to help a strained system?
The Ontario government has a new plan for home care that promises increased funding and improvements. But are these enough in a system threatened by privatization, market-modelled care and austerity?
Do the Harper government's drug policies link a national pharmacare plan with harm reduction and safe-injection sites?
It may appear that harm reduction and safe-injection sites are peripherally related to the campaign for a national pharmacare plan, but the Harper government's drug policies inextricably link them.
Join in the celebration of International Women's Day 2015 via livestream. Starting 11AM on March 7!
In 1917, women marched for bread and roses. In 2015, in solidarity with the World March of Women, we march to reclaim our bodies, our territories and our communities.
Let's get one thing straight: Private clinics are not the solution to health-care cuts.