Feb 13, 2012
Don Drummond. Photo: Canada 2020/Flickr

The faulty premise for the Drummond Commission

Salimah Valiani
Offering a different approach from the Drummond Commission, "Fixing the Fiscal House: Alternative macroeconomic solutions for Ontario," is a research paper released by the Ontario Nurses' Association.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 17, 2012
People gathering for the town hall meeting. Photo: Adrienne Silnicki

More than 250 people at health-care forum in Victoria

Brent Patterson
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow, health-care campaigner Adrienne Silnicki and organizing assistant Ava Waxman are in Victoria demanding a Canada health accord that defends health care.
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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