Federal Government Bans Asbestos Use by 2018

On Thursday, December 15th, the Canadian Government made a major announcement stating that they will be moving forward with a “whole-of-government approach to fulfill its commitment to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018.” The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health commented on the decision stating that “Across Canada and the world, asbestos-related cancers continue

CCSN Submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

On August 29, 2016, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network made a submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation. The text of our submission follows. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is a charitable organization of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, families, friends, community partners and sponsors who work together to take action to

Why medical marijuana should be exempt from sales tax

The authors are members of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Council patient advisory committee: Lynne Belle-Isle (Canadian AIDS Society), Joanne Simons (Arthritis Society), Cody Lindsay (The Wellness Soldier), Jonathan Zaid (Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana), Sharon Baxter (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association), Sandy Smeenk (Improving the Lives of Children) and Jackie Manthorne (Canadian Cancer Survivor

Feds Take a Seat at the pCPA Table

Reposted with permission from the author, Arvind Mani.  On January 20-21, 2016, the provincial Ministers of Health met in British Columbia to discuss health care priorities and were joined for their second day of meetings by Canada’s new federal Minister of Health, Jane Philpott.  At the conclusion of their meetings, it was announced that the federal government will

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network hosts Ontario Legislative Reception to raise awareness of metastatic prostate cancer

Ottawa, ON – November 19, 2014 – In the month of November focused on men’s health, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) was pleased to host its third annual breakfast reception at the Ontario Legislature to highlight the challenges faced by metastatic prostate cancer patients and their families and the increasing number of treatment options

Mourir dans la dignité – La ministre Hivon rend public le rapport du comité Ménard sur la mise en œuvre juridique des recommandations de la Commission spéciale

QUÉBEC, le 15 janv. 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – La ministre déléguée aux Services sociaux et à la Protection de la jeunesse et ministre responsable du dossier Mourir dans la dignité, madame Véronique Hivon, a rendu public aujourd’hui le rapport du comité d’experts sur la mise en œuvre juridique des recommandations de la Commission spéciale de