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…

Opinion: Why We Need to Talk About Paediatric Palliative Care

Andrea Bracaglia Over the last several weeks, after surveying friends and colleagues on the topic of paediatric palliative care, I learned that, by and large, it was unheard of. Despite approximately 50,000 children dying each year in Canada from a wide range of illnesses, including cancer and various neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases, paediatric palliative care…