Health News Recap

Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | July 3, 2020 British Columbia’s health minister will ask airlines for evidence that it’s safe to stop social distancing on flights after Air Canada and WestJet announced they would no longer leave middle seats empty. The new policies go...
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Health News Recap

Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | June 27, 2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadian companies are now producing enough personal protective equipment to be almost “self-sufficient” to meet domestic demand. However, Canada still has large orders of protective equipment...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | March 13, 2020 The federal government is set to introduce legislation next week to ban conversion therapy, which aims to change the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of LGBTQ people. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | March 6, 2020 Nearly 600 doctors in Alberta warned the province will suffer a brain drain in the government goes through with proposed changes to physician billing. A group of 170 emergency room doctors also warned that they will not be able to...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | February 28, 2020 Final arguments in a decade-long constitutional challenge to Medicare are expected to wrap up Friday. The plaintiffs, led by private clinic owner Dr. Brian Day, argue that Canadians’ charter rights are violated by laws that ban...
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Lauren Vogel | CMAJ | February 21, 2020 More than 1 in 10 Canadian households experienced food insecurity in 2017-18, Statistics Canada reported. People living in Nunavut suffered the highest rates, with 57% experiencing some level of food insecurity, and 23.7%...

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