Refugee Health Canada

Refugee Health Case Won't Be Settled Before Election

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The question of whether the federal government is obliged to pay all health care costs for anyone who seeks asylum in Canada is unlikely to b...

Ontario Premier: Ottawa 'Irresponsible' On Refugee Health Care

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario is providing health care coverage for refugee claimants because the federal government abdicated its responsibility, Premier Kathlee...

Toronto Values Health Before Immigration Status

Ritika Goel | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Ritika Goel

Toronto City Council has decided to do something about this for those without health insurance that live in our city. Council voted in favour of abolishing the three-month waiting period for new immigrants and also rescinding the recent cuts to the refugee health care program. I have never been more proud to call this city my home.

Bureaucrats Scrambled To Save Some Refugee Health Benefits

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Civil servants in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration had to scramble to make the case for preserving some refugee health-care bene...

Harper Supports Malala, Shuns her Sisters Worldwide

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopped on the Malala Yousafzai bandwagon by signing a petition to nominate the schoolgirl for the Nobel Peace prize. But Harper's singular gesture will never buy respect from the advocates of fairness, equality and human decency. Only policy reversals can deliver that miracle. Only policy reversals can deliver that miracle.

Denying Refugee Chemotherapy 'Unbelievable:' Sask. Premier

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Politics

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is criticizing a federal decision to deny chemotherapy to a refugee as "unbelievable" and un-Canadian.Wall say...

Tories' MP Doctor Attacks Liberal 'Desperation' On Refugees

CBC | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Two Liberal MPs are calling on the only medical doctor in the Conservative caucus to oppose cuts to a program that provides health-care services to re...

Opps! Last-Minute Backtrack On Health Cuts

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservatives were forced to amend their policy on cutting off benefits for refugee claimants just forty-eight hours before it came into ...

Guidelines Help MDs Tailor Health Care To Immigrants

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Doctors now have a comprehensive set of guidelines to help them care for immigrants and refugees, whose often complex health needs can diffe...