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RELEASE, BRIEFING NOTE & LEGAL OPINION: Advocates Representing More Than 1 Million Canadians Call For National Standards to Improve Quality, Accountability and Take Profit Out of Long-Term Care

(March 22, 2021) Click here for the legal opinion on national standards. The media release and briefing note can be found below. Legal Opinion on National Standards Media Release Ottawa/Across Canada – Today, advocates representing more than a million Canadians came together to demand that the federal government and provinces work together to establish national […]

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RESOURCES: What are our governments doing and how do they compare? COVID-19 federal and provincial support resources

(April 29, 2020) Click here for printable version of the comprehensive list found below. —— Here is a comprehensive list of Federal and Provincial Support available for individuals who are experiencing income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you scroll down you will find information and contact information for the supports as they apply […]

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OP-ED: Conservatives are wrong to refuse debate on health care

(October 16, 2015) By: Natalie Mehra Across Ontario federal Conservative candidates have refused to attend most all-candidates debates on health care. This is a new low. Never has any political party simply refused to debate a leading issue for voters. In correspondence and the media, candidates have excused themselves, saying that “health is a provincial […]

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VIDEO: How do “tax cuts” stack up against new costs as a result of health care cuts?

(October 16, 2015) We’re besieged with commercials and messages about tax cuts. But who’s paying for them and how? Here’s a 2 minute video that you’ll want to know about:

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OP/ED: Ottawa edges away from public medicare

(July 8, 2013) With the National Health Accord set to expire next year, the Harper Conservatives show little interest in working with the premiers to improve the system, write Ontario Health Coalition director Natalie Mehra and Canadian Health Coalition national co-ordinator Mike McBane’s commentary in the Toronto Star. Click here for Toronto Star OP/ED

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BACKGROUNDER: B.C. Private Clinics Challenge to Single-Tier Health Care

(January 1, 2011) For-profit health care has mushroomed in British Columbia. In our 2008 report Eroding Public Medicare: Lessons and Consequences of For-Profit Health Care Across Canada we found that B.C. and Quebec were ground zero for private clinics. In B.C. alone,  there were 25 private surgical hospitals and 12 for-profit MRI/CT clinics in the […]

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BRIEF: Regarding Bill 102, an Act to Amend the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act and the Ontario Drug Benefit Act

(May 29, 2006) Presented to the Standing Committee on Social Policy of the Ontario Legislature on Monday, May 29, 2006 on behalf of the Medical Reform Group by Joel Lexchin, MD, Professor of Health Policy at York University and Norman Kalant, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Ret.) at McGill University. Click here for Brief

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Fact Sheet: Pharma Facts and Figures

(May 29, 2006) FACT SHEET

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BACKGROUNDER: First Ministers’ Agreement

(September 16, 2004) The OHC has prepared an outline of the First Ministers’ Deal on Healthcare. Click here for Backgrounder

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BRIEFING NOTE: Pharmacare in the Public Interest

(August 23, 2004) Click here for Briefing Note

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BRIEFING NOTE: Canadian Health Coalition: Medicare is Sustainable, For-Profit Care is Not

(May 14, 2004) Click here for Briefing Note

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BRIEFING NOTE: For-Profit MRI/CT Clinics

(April 22, 2003) Click here for Briefing Note

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BACKGROUNDER: “The Pulse” OHC Newsletter – Romanow Update and OHC Post-Romanow Assembly

(September 1, 2002) Click here for Backgrounder

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UPDATE: “The Pulse” – The Romanow Commission

(Fall 2001) Click here for Update

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