Toronto Will Reduce Harm Through Supervised Injection Services

Shannon Hazlett According to a 2013 Toronto report, 206 people died from drug overdoses in that year, the highest annual number to date. Toronto is following the lead of its West Coast counterpart, Vancouver, in establishing supervised injection sites. The City is planning to introduce at least three supervised injection services to provide drug users […]

World Health Summit: Conflict and Health

Fiona Downey The World Health Summit has been held annually in Berlin since 2009. The summit hosts dignitaries and experts from politics, academia, and the private sector to discuss the current state of global health. The central topics of the 2016 summit included migration and refugee health, infectious diseases, health development goals, and technological innovation. […]

Toronto the (Not So) Good

Mohamad Yaghi According to a report published last February by United Way Toronto, Toronto has become Canada’s epicenter of income inequality. Based on studies conducted by Statistics Canada and Research Data Centre Toronto, between 1980 and 2005 income inequality grew by 31 percent. Once Canada’s second highest city in income inequality, Toronto has skyrocketed to […]

Canada Should Focus on Health Rather than Healthcare

Steven Lamothe Most Canadians of all political stripes have immense pride in Canada’s universal public healthcare system, with many considering it an integral part of the Canadian identity. It is no surprise then that many Canadians list the continued funding of the public healthcare system as one of their main concerns when casting their votes, […]

Food Labelling: The Right to Know if You’re Eating GMOs

The ‘Public Policy and Governance Review Abroad’, or PPGR Abroad, is a new initiative for 2014. Undertaken in collaborative with exchange students from the Master of Public Policy program at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, it will featured policy insights and analyses direct from Berlin and Paris. Margaret Campbell After a […]