Adrienne Silnicki

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Feb 15, 2012

We can hear the drummin' and the Drummond ain't good

Adrienne Silnicki
I'm writing this blog because I'm anxious about the Drummond report being released today. Two hours left until the launch of what the media is referring to as "D(rummond)-Day."
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Feb 1, 2012

Canadians are unable to afford prescription drugs

Adrienne Silnicki
One in 10 Canadians are not able to adhere to their prescriptions due to the cost of prescription drugs, found Michael Law et al. in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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Jan 24, 2012
BCHC youth bring the message that medicare has got you covered to the Council of the Federation. Photo: Council of Canadians

Our health-care actions in Victoria

Adrienne Silnicki
In the early morning hours of January 16, as the sun rose on a fresh snow-covered ground, I, along with Canada's premiers, watched as 15 bright umbrellas came bobbing around the Victoria harbour.
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Jan 19, 2012
Photo taken by Adrienne while she and Maude Barlow stand beside Premier Christy Clark during a media scrum at 2012 premiers' conference.

The politics of the 2014 health accord in Victoria

Adrienne Silnicki
Earlier this week, the Council of the Federation -- which is made up of the first ministers from each province and territory -- met in Victoria, B.C. to discuss the 2014 health care accord.
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Jan 16, 2012

Roundtable on health care in Victoria

Adrienne Silnicki
The first ministers from across Canada are arriving in Victoria to discuss the 2014 health-care accord and will likely decide what their response is going to be to the federal government.
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Apr 21, 2011

Liberal Party Platform: A Patchwork Plan

Adrienne Silnicki
In 1966, the Liberal Government of Canada passed a bill in the House of Commons that would guarantee all Canadians access to health care. Now 44 years later, the Liberal Government is relying on...
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Apr 9, 2011

Harper: Not here for public health care

Adrienne Silnicki
Like a bad boyfriend, Harper is here only until the moment you need him. If you're healthy, active, financially well off, "hard-working" and "law-abiding," then Harper thinks you're swell.
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Apr 1, 2011

Health care is nothing to joke about

Adrienne Silnicki
On April Fool's Day 1984, the Canada Health Act (CHA) was adopted by the federal government. It dealt with the transfer of funding for health care from the federal government to the provinces.

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