Monthly Archives: April 2021
The Legislative Roots of Ontario’s COVID-19 Failure
Chris Kaposy compares the legislative processes for declaring and managing the pandemic responses in Ontario and in Newfoundland and Labrador and suggests that empowering Chief Medical Officers of Health makes for better public health decision-making.
Should Nova Scotia redistribute vaccines to Ontario? Not yet
Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell maintain that there is no ethical obligation to re-distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Ontario until the province justly and effectively manages their pandemic response.
Disability Stigma Affects Care for Disabled Patients
Alison Reiheld evokes a famous exchange between Harriet McBryde Johnson and Peter Singer to illustrate a new study that provides further evidence that clinicians’ stigma against people with disabilities affects their care.
It’s Good that Bill C-7 Extends MAID to Chronic Sufferers
Stuart Chambers points out that expanding access to medical assistance in dying was always about relieving suffering rather than about targeting people with disabilities.