Category Law & Policy

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.

Pharmacare: Improving Access to Expensive Drugs

Marc-André Gagnon dispels misconceptions about the benefits of private health insurance plans and argues in favour of a universal model for pharmacare.

MAiD & a Directive to Protect your Future Self

Letitia Meynell considers a critique of advance directives for medical assistance in dying and suggests that the wishes of capable persons for their future incapable selves should be respected.

Beware: Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads

Andrea Frydl cautions Canadians about the harms of direct-to-consumer advertising for pharmaceuticals and offers advice for health care providers and policy makers.

In Support of Breastfeeding

Martha Paynter supports the World Health Assembly’s resolution on breastfeeding and calls for grassroots action to improve education, care, support and pride related to breastfeeding.