Archive for September, 2016

International Day of Older Persons

October 1 is  and the Canadian Health Coalition is pleased to offer our best to all older people in Canada. We are grateful to the contributions that older people have made both working within and outsideRead More

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Quebec announces end to extra-billing

The Quebec Health Minister announced on September 14 2016 that the province will be putting an end to extra-billing fees by the beginning of 2017. In 2015, Quebec’s National Assembly legalised extra-billing by passing BillRead More

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Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds

Letters to the editor are typically submitted in response to a particular story. They are more timely and shorter. Word counts range depending on the publication, but 150-200 words is usually ideal. Look for theRead More

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Defending donor plasma collection

The introduction of a pay-for-plasma clinic in Canada poses a serious safety risk to the security of our blood supply. Safe blood advocates, tainted blood survivors, public health care allies, and labour representatives presented toRead More

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Other Policy Papers

Legal Challenges to Health Care The Canadian Health Coalition has defended Canada’s public health system in several legal challenges. Click on the links below to learn more about important court cases and our involvement. CambieRead More

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Health care on trial

Ottawa – Today, Dr. Brian Day’s lawsuit against public health care went to trial before the Supreme Court of B.C. Day claims restricting private, for-profit care violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. HeRead More

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Impact of the TPP on health care

While we constantly work to improve public health care for all, we believe that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if ratified will create significant challenges and barriers to both strengthening and expanding public health care. TheRead More

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Media Advisory: Health care on trial as Vancouver’s Dr. Brian Day sues B.C. government

Ottawa – On Tuesday, Dr. Brian Day’s lawsuit against the B.C. Ministry of Health goes to trial in front of the province’s Supreme Court. Day claims waiting for public health care and restricting private, for-profitRead More

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