A New Era in Federal-Provincial Relations? A Look into the Health Ministers Meeting

Katie Bowers On January 20th, the provincial and territorial health ministers gathered in Vancouver to discuss a variety of topics concerning the health of Canadians. The federal Minister of Health Jane Philpott joined the provincial ministers the next day. This type of meeting is not entirely unusual; former Minister of Health Rona Ambrose met with…

National Pharmacare: Canada’s Prescription for Change

Brynne Moore As Canadians, we take pride in our national health care system; and at its core, that system is about providing universal and equal access to medical and hospital care. The Canada Health Act (CHA) mandates that equitable health care be provided on the fundamental basis of medical necessity. While the specifics of what is…