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March 27, 2012: Health Providers Against Poverty today expressed dismay at the Ontario government’s continued assault on the health and pocketbooks of the province’s poorest residents. A freeze in welfare rates is effectively a cut to the income of people who are struggling to live on almost 60 per cent less than what they received through social assistance 20 years ago. This is an assault to the health of social assistance
TORONTO, March 27, 2012 – The province’s so-called plan to keep spending in check will end up hurting vulnerable Ontarians the most, according to the nurses’ association.  Members of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) say the “double whammy of freezing the minimum wage and social assistance rates isn’t just bad social policy – it’s bad health policy,” says Chief Executive Officer Doris Grinspun. “Asking those who can least
Les résultats de l’enquête commandée par le comité exécutif du Collège des médecins du Québec afin de réviser la lecture de plus de 22 000 mammographies effectuées dans trois cliniques de Montréal et de Laval, entre 2008 et 2010, ont révélé qu’au total 109 cancers du sein ont été détectés et pris en charge, au fur et à mesure qu’ils étaient diagnostiqués. « En novembre
The Collège des médecins du Québec confirms that there was a problem and recommends improvements in quality control The Collège des médecins du Québec confirms that there was a problem and recommends improvements in quality control The findings of the investigation ordered by the executive committee of the Collège des médecins du Québec to review the results of over 22 000 mammograms done in three
In its March 27, 2012 budget, the Ontario government is freezing welfare rates and cutting in half the expected increase in the Ontario Child Benefit, further adding to the marginalization of poor people in Ontario. But according to the Public Health Agency Canada, there is strong and growing evidence that higher social and economic status is associated with better health. In fact, these two factors
If you are an Ontario resident, please take a few minutes to read this excellent summary and analysis of the Drummond Report from the Ontario Health Coalition. More information on this Report can be found on the OHC’s website at http://www.web.net/ohc/. February 15, 2012: Much of the preamble to the report and the rhetoric surrounding it aim to create a crisis in spending, even in flagrant