Category Law & Policy

Why did I sign the open letter in support of Pharmacare?

Wasem Alsabbagh shows that universal pharmacare is the natural product of the core values of Canada’s health care system and that it is cost-saving.

Brain Death: The Debate Continues

Richard Maundrell revisits the definition of death in light of new research suggesting the possibility of consciousness after a diagnosis of brain death.

Request in Support of Universal Pharmacare

Since the 1960s, five national commissions have recommended universal pharmacare for Canada. The most recent of these is the detailed and strategic report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. Now, after more than 50 years of waiting, Canada is close to adding prescription drugs to our “medicare” system. This is extremely […]

Russia’s CRISPR “deaf babies”: the next genome editing frontier?

Jackie Leach Scully and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke worry about the ableist and audist assumptions hidden in this venture.

Listen to Public Health Experts about Fluoridation

Juliet Guichon notes that public health specialists, rather than unqualified opponents, are the experts when it comes to the safety and benefits of water fluoridation.

Nothing about us without us: An Inuk reply to exploitive research

Julie Bull articulates the duty of researchers to ensure ethical and responsible conduct of research with Inuit in light of recent media attention regarding skin graft experiments that occurred on Inuit in the 1970s.

Equality in Parental Leave Benefits for Adoptive Parents

Emily Cichocki advocates for the creation of “attachment benefits” so that adoptive parents can access the same amount of parental leave as biological parents.