Category Law & Policy

Reimbursing Surrogates & Donors

Françoise Baylis supports the proposed new regulations for reimbursement related to assisted human reproduction.

Thicker than Water: Slow Movement on Blood Policy

Landon J. Getz provides an update on Canadian Blood Services’ progress in updating outmoded policies on gay blood donation.

Posthumous Sperm Retrieval

Darrel Dennis argues that people’s religious beliefs should be an important factor in decisions regarding posthumous sperm retrieval.

Adoptive Parents and Unequal Parental Leave

Heather Stewart argues that unequal parental leave time available to adoptive and biological parents is discriminatory.

Nurse Supports Improved Healthcare for Prisoners

Martha Paynter refutes the claim that healthcare within Burnside jail is better than healthcare outside of jail.

Prisoners Protest at Nova Scotia Jail

The prisoners at the Burnside jail, a correctional facility in Nova Scotia, are engaged in a non-violent protest and calling for changes  that will improve their health and well-being. Here is their statement.

For Profit Human Donor Milk in Canada?

Martha Paynter supports an altruistic model of human milk donation and calls for improved regulation of human milk donation to ensure equity of access, safer milk sharing, and guard against for-profit milk banking.