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The Canadian Progressive: TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada, government admits

A Trudeau government official recently admitted that TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada. According to the official, it’s “correct” to suggest that the two trade deals “will likely increase the costs of drugs in Canada and we … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada, government admits

The Canadian Progressive: TPP Trade Deal Would Undermine Public Health Systems Around The World, Groups Tell US Congress

Doctors Without Borders and more than fifty groups urge the US Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the grounds that the trade agreement would undermine public health systems around the world. The post TPP Trade Deal Would Undermin… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: TPP Trade Deal Would Undermine Public Health Systems Around The World, Groups Tell US Congress

The Canadian Progressive: Charlie Sheen reveals he’s HIV-positive: “I accept this condition”

American actor Charlie Sheen revealed Tuesday that he has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, during an appearance on NBC’s Today Show.

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: A healthy environment nurtures healthy people

Acting on the understanding that we’re part of nature, and caring for the environment, makes people healthier and happier, argues world-renowned Canadian scientist, broadcaster, activist and author, David Suzuki.

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The Canadian Progressive: CRA Guts Dying With Dignity’s Long-Standing Charitable Status

Leading death with dignity lobby group announced Tuesday that it’s losing its charitable status after a recent political-activity audit by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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The Canadian Progressive: Alabama: A Public Hospital Serves the Poor — with Lawsuits

Southeast Alabama Medical Center, a public hospital in rural Alabama, forces poor patients to surrender their legal protections before they can receive treatment, clearing the way for the facility to seize funds from their pay or bank accounts to cover medical debts.

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The Canadian Progressive: Compassion creates happiness, freedom and better relationships

Kozo Hattori, a writer and counselor, explains how compassion creates happiness, freedom from gender stereotypes, and better relationships with others.

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The Canadian Progressive: Twelve national medical associations join call for Conservative government to drop reckless appeal of refugee health ruling

More national medical associations join Canadians’ call on the Conservative government to respect the Federal Court’s refugee health care ruling, urge it to drop its “reckless appeal.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives urged to respect Federal Court’s ruling on refugee health care

A group of doctors dedicated to strengthening and improving Canada’s universal publicly-funded health care system is urging the Conservatives to drop their appeal against the Federal Court’s recent ruling on refugee health care funding.

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The Canadian Progressive: Half of Canada’s wounded soldiers not being compensated

A report just released by Canada’s Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent reveals that half of Canada’s wounded soldiers are not receiving the benefits the government of Canada is obliged to pay them.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Tar sands pollutants contaminate traditional First Nations’ foods: Report

A new study confirms that pollutants from the Alberta tar sands contaminate traditional First Nations’ foods.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “racist” changes to health care for refugees has threatened lives

by: Adrienne Silnicki | First published by The Council of Canadians on June 12, 2014

Another June 16th, is almost upon and we’re once again offering our support and solidarity to incredible organizations like Canadian Doctors for Refugees who are organizing yet another day of rallies and protest against the racist and discriminatory . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “racist” changes to health care for refugees has threatened lives

The Canadian Progressive: The covert, corporate attacks against Canada’s healthcare system

Opponents of equitable, universal healthcare are using a corporate “communications” strategy known as Fear Uncertainty Doubt (FUD) to smear Canada’s “signature” social program, Medicare.

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The Canadian Progressive: Poverty the biggest barrier to good health for Canadians: Report

Poverty is making Canadians sick, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), “the national voice of Canadian physicians.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives’ refugee health care cuts remain a concern: Ontario doctors

By: Ontario Medical Association | Press Release:

TORONTO, June 17, 2013 – One year after the implementation of a series of changes to federal coverage of refugee health care, Ontario’s doctors are seeing a negative impact on the delivery of care.

Under the new Interim Federal Health Program rules, the federal government no longer covers . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives’ refugee health care cuts remain a concern: Ontario doctors

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Medical Students Condemn Conservatives’ Refugee Health Cuts

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and the Fédération médicale étudiante du Québec (FMEQ), condemn the federal government’s cuts to essential health services for refugees.

This press release:

OTTAWA, June 17, 2013 – On June 17th, 2013, National Day of Action Against Refugee Health Cuts, the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Medical Students Condemn Conservatives’ Refugee Health Cuts

The Canadian Progressive: Today, Canadians Fight For Refugee Health Care: 2nd National Day of Action

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

Today, June 17, 2013, is the 2nd Annual Day of Action for refugee health care!

Canadians, rights activists, doctors and other health care workers assemble in cities across the country to protest the federal government’s 2012 draconian cuts to essential health services for refugees.

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The Canadian Progressive: Canadian doctors demand restoration of refugee health services

By: Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care | Press Release

Photo: Doctors for Refugee Care

TORONTO, June 10, 2013 – Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is holding a second National Day of Action on June 17th to call on the federal government to reverse the reckless cuts to refugee health care. It has been almost . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian doctors demand restoration of refugee health services

The Canadian Progressive: Money Doesn’t Buy Top Performance in Provincial Health Systems

A new study by the Conference Board of Canada ranked Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia highest among Canadian provinces for their performance in delivering health care services. P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador were ranked lowest.

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The Canadian Progressive: Shareholders vote for McDonald’s to assess its health impacts

Alarmed by the growing epidemic of diet-related diseases caused by junk food, moms, health professionals and shareholders urge McDonald’s to leave hospitals and stop marketing to kids.

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The Canadian Progressive: Appalled by Harper’s decision to kill the Health Council of Canada

Council of Canadians denounces Harper decision to kill the Health Council of Canada By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada`s leading progressive citizen’s advocacy group says it`s appalled by Harper’s decision to kill the Health Council of Canada. In a press release issued earlier this week, the Council of Canadians said it’s “sadly not . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Appalled by Harper’s decision to kill the Health Council of Canada

Canadian Progressive: Canadians Put Politics Aside for Suicide Prevention Day

by Amelia Wood Whether you identify yourself as a conservative, liberal or something in between, there’s no denying the fact that you or someone you know has likely been affected by the tragic epidemic that is suicide. Recognized as one of the biggest issues plaguing modern Canada today, suicide is a result of a culmination . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Canadians Put Politics Aside for Suicide Prevention Day

Canadian Progressive: NDP MP Denise Savoie resigns House Commons seat

The Victoria, B.C. MP says her doctor gave her a “health warning” this spring. She plans to leave politics and devote herself full-time to her family.

Canadian Progressive World: Activists Target Harper Government At 2012 Int AIDS Conference

Activists angered over funding cuts and regressive government policy protest the Canada exhibit booth

To launch off the AIDS 2012 XIX International AIDS Conference Washington D.C., Canadian and international activists demonstrated at the Canadian exhibition booth this afternoon. The Canadian booth is financed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and is a symbol of . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Activists Target Harper Government At 2012 Int AIDS Conference