Health Care

Public Health in The Public Eye: Motivating Sustained Investment

Public Health in The Public Eye: Motivating Sustained Investment

The COVID-19 pandemic has granted unprecedented attention on public health and some of its various important and interdependent parts that, arguably, under normal circumstances, work quietly behind the scenes without much visibility to most Canadians. In this paper, StrategyCorp Senior Advisor and population health knowledge translation expert… Continue Reading Public Health in The Public Eye: Motivating Sustained Investment

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Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

The Trudeau government has spent more than two years scrambling to respond to events: SNC-Lavalin, Trump’s tariffs and CUMSA, Chinese hostage diplomacy, Trudeau’s blackface, a new minority Parliament, Iranian missiles, Indigenous blockades, and, the ultimate disruptor, COVID-19. Today’s Throne Speech, read by Governor-General Julie Payette, and an… Continue Reading Trudeau Government delivers Speech from the Throne

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COVID-19: Canada’s Road to Economic Recovery

COVID-19: Canada's Road to Economic Recovery

As the calendar turns to May, some jurisdictions across Canada are starting to slowly loosen public health restrictions to re-open their economies, while others are establishing plans to do so. When COVID-19 set in, federal and provincial governments were required to work together to slow and contain… Continue Reading COVID-19: Canada’s Road to Economic Recovery

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House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

After an intense weekend of negotiations between the Government and Opposition parties, the House of Commons convened today to debate and vote on how it will conduct itself over the next few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The crux of the debate surrounded the number of in-person… Continue Reading House of Commons Establishes COVID-19 Workplan

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Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

Ontario continues to face challenges to mitigate and contain COVID-19.  Premier Doug Ford announced additional measures to support frontline staff, allow flexibility in health care staffing, and provide added at-home learning tools to primary and secondary students as schools remain closed for the foreseeable future. In addition,… Continue Reading Enhanced Measures for Frontline Workers and Parents

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Government Expands Relief for Small Businesses

Government Expands Relief for Small Businesses

Federal Government Expands Relief to Small Businesses as Response Efforts Continue Across Canada COVID-19 and the resulting economic shutdown has greatly impacted small businesses across the country. Early announcements from the federal government (and subsequent comments about gaps in federal support raised by stakeholder groups and opposition… Continue Reading Government Expands Relief for Small Businesses

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Expanding CERB and Addressing Long-Term Care

Expanding CERB and Addressing Long-Term Care

Since launching the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the federal government has faced specific questions about certain groups of Canadians who might not technically qualify for these benefits but still require assistance. As such, the federal government announced expanded eligibility today for the CERB, including:   Allowing… Continue Reading Expanding CERB and Addressing Long-Term Care

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Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

Federal Update Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new supports for health care, air transportation, business supports and enhancing the Nutrition North Program for communities in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Looking ahead, the Prime Minister indicated that further adjustments are forthcoming to the federal economic response plan,… Continue Reading Long-Term Care Still Challenging Governments

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Ontario’s State of Emergency to Continue

Ontario’s State of Emergency to Continue

Ontario’s State of Emergency to Continue Ontario will be extending the provincial state of emergency until May 12, with the Legislature scheduled to sit at 1:00 pm tomorrow, April 14, for an expedited session. Two main items are on the agenda: Extending the provincial state of emergency… Continue Reading Ontario’s State of Emergency to Continue

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Extraordinary Measures: A Saturday Sitting

Extraordinary Measures: A Saturday Sitting

The House of Commons has been recalled by the Trudeau Government to sit this Saturday to pass legislation to implement the government’s 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. The House sitting will begin at 12:15 pm and the Senate is scheduled to sit at 4:00 pm, indicating the… Continue Reading Extraordinary Measures: A Saturday Sitting

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