Harper Health Care

Harper's Change to the Criminal Code Serves No Value to the Mental Health System

Marvin Ross | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Marvin Ross

Not only was Harper's change to the Criminal Code of no value but the real problem is one that he and many provincial governments refuse to acknowledge or rectify. Far too much mental health care in this country is left to the prison system rather than to the health care system.

Health Care's Biggest Soap Opera

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault | Posted 05.23.2012 | Canada
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault

The premiers recently announced the creation of a working group on health care innovation to examine three critical issues related to the health workforce. It will take more than an observatory to kick start real progress in the three areas identified by the premiers. Soap operas are "sticky" for a reason.

An Alternative Vision for Taking Care of Gram and Grandpa

Susan Eng | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Susan Eng

The real importance of the Health Accords, which the Government has dodged responsibility for, was not to keep the provinces happy but to keep Canadians healthy. National cooperation, with or without the feds as the uber-paymaster and shot-caller, is needed to produce the political spine to get this done.

Harper To Premiers: No!

CBC | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he hopes provincial and territorial leaders can "put the funding issue aside" as they discuss the future of health ...