Dr. John Lister of Coventry University on trends in health policy and what it means for Canada and the UK.
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|Missed opportunities |
The Correctional Investigator of Canada — Canada’s top prison watchdog, Howard Sapers — will soon be leaving his post at the request of the federal government as they exercise their right to appoint a replacement.
|Canadian researchers call on fellow scientists to be more vocal in the media |
In a time when many government scientists in Canada are being muzzled, talking to the media may be a scary prospect for many researchers. Yet some academics are calling on their peers to have their voices heard in the media and cut through the noise coming from think tanks and lobbyists.
|The other drug problem in Canada’s cities |
Canada’s cities face a number of problems: traffic, housing, crime, infrastructure – the list goes on. Prescription drugs are one of these problems – one that is costing local governments as much as $500-million every year.
|COSTS AND SPENDING|
|HEALTH MORE THAN HEALTHCARE|
|INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS|
|MORE NOT ALWAYS BETTER|
|WAITING FOR CARE|