Health Care in Canada

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A Brief History of the Medical Reform Group
Guyatt, Gord
Article
1995
Covers the year 1979 - 1994.
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canada's top medical journal says Harper is undermining public health care
Article
2015
The current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal features an editorial written by Deputy Editor Dr. Matthew Stanbrook slamming the Harper Conservatives for weakening public health care in...
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
Critical Paths: Organizing on health Issues in the community
Keck, Jennifer; Dauphinais, Denriette; Lewko, John
Book
1989
Health care monopoly
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1998
Rather than advocating the destruction of Canada's public health care system, critics should be speaking out against the government's strategy of running the system into the ground by mismanagement an...
HealthSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
Life Before Medicare: Canadian Experiences
Heeney, Helen compiler
Book
1996
Medicare Myths and Realities
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...
The National Health Program Book: A Source Guide for Advocates
Himmelstein, David, & Woolhandler, Steffie
Book
1994
Facts, statistics, and myth-debunking about the Canadian health insurance system and about competing proposals for reform of the U.S. health care system. Part I covers the Economic Context of the Hea...
National Post columnist traumatized by having to wait his turn: Second-class health care for immigrants, seniors?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Columnist thinks people with money should get quicker treatment in emergency rooms than people who are poor.
No Strikes in Canada over health care
Article
1990
The health care systems in Canada and the U.S. are very different, leading to different approaches to disagreements, and significantly different outcomes.
Private Profits vs Public Policy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
Lexchin, Joel
Book
2016
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...
Privatization by Stealth: Canadian Health Care in Crisis: Against The Current vol. 85
Fisk, Milton
Article
2000
The recent growth of obstacles to getting health care here in the United States has led to a renewed interest in Canada's system of universal access, called Medicare. Premium inflation has accelerated...
Profit is not the Cure
Website
Web site sponsored by the Council of Canadians to defend public health care. Turn off the sound when visiting this Web site; a badly misguided Web designer has saddled this site with sound effects app...
The Real Pushers: A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Drug Industry
Lexchin, Joel
Book
1984
A comprehensive analysis of the pharmaceutical drug industry in Canada.
Second-class health care for immigrants, seniors?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
A two-tier system means better care for the affluent, and worse or no care for the rest.
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
Strong Medicine: How to Save Canada's Health Care System
Rachlis, Michael; Kushner, Carol
Book
1994
The authors make comparisons of health care between the United States and Canada and argue that changes must be made to Canada's health care system so services can be accessible to the public.
Take Care: Warning Signals for Canada's Health System
Armstrong, Hugh, Armstrong, Pat, Choiniere, Jacqueline, Feldberg, Gina, White, Jerry
Book
1994
"Examines the modern Canadian health care system and exposes the impact of neo-conservative and market-oriented policies, showing the effect these have on patients and caregivers, particularly women. ...
Ten Health Care Myths
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1995
Medicare's opponents have launched a sustained ideological attack on medicare. Their propaganda relies on myths and misrepresentations.
Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee
Himmelstein, David U.
Article
2009
A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, admini...
Unsafe Practices: Restructuring and Privatization in Ontario Health Care
Browne, Paul Leduc
Book
2000
Describes the process of healthcare privatization and its negative impact in Ontario.
User Charges, Snares and Delusions: Another Look at the Literature
Stoddart, Greg. L.; Barer, Morris L.; Evans, Robert G.
Article
Wasting Away: The Undermining of Canada's Health Care System
Armstrong, Pat; Armstrong, Hugh
Book
1993
Reform has led to lower quality, diminishing employee rights, and more unpaid work for women in the home.
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us: Ignorance In The Information Age: Canada Has Changed
Meili,Ryan
Unclassified
2015
The war on knowledge is a war on the health of Canadians. We need a government that will embrace the information age and use evidence to improve our lives. We need a government that has the health of ...
Whose Health Care?: Challenging the Corporate Struggle to Rule Our System
Gindin, Sam; Armstrong, Hugh; Armstrong, Pat, Leys, Colin; et. al.
Article
2005

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Doctors for Medicare
One of the chief aims of Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM) is to provide a counterpoint to organizations and interests advocating for two-tier medicine. Equally important, CDM's voice will complemen...
Canadian Health Coalition
National movement to preserve and improve the national standards of Medicare. Advocates establishing community based, just, socially and economically efficient, comprehensive, integrated health and so...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Dying With Dignity
To improve the quality of dying for all Canadians in accordance with their own wishes, values and beliefs.
Health Action Network Society (HANS)
A membership-based consumer health organization; information resource centre on alternative health since 1982. Information collected and disseminated is in the realm of self-care, alternative medicine...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.
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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Canadian Snowbird Association
COMMITMENT, SERVICE AND ADVOCACY FOR TRAVELLERS The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit 85,000-member advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travell...
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Hospital Employees' Union
HEU, the B.C. Health Services Division of CUPE and B.C.'s largest health care union, represents 46,000 health workers in acute care, long-term care and community services. HEU is active on health policy issues; women's rights; pay...
Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
An independent voluntary association of rural physicians from across Canada, advocating for sustainable conditions for rural health-care workers, equitable access to health care for rural Canadians, and a National Rural Health Str...
Sources
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Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Sources News Release
2014
Health for All welcomes the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a ruling from earlier this summer demanding that the Conservative government reverse its 'cruel and unusual' cuts to refugee he...
Doctors' Strike
Medical Care and Conflict in Saskatchewan
Badgley, Robin; Wolfe, Samuel
1967
Undocumented Labour
Cymbalist, Rivka
2014
Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
Why the federal government must lead in health care
Stanbrook, Matthew B.
2015
For much of the last decade, Canadian federal health policy has been conspicuous by its absence. During that time, the federal government has walked away from collaborating with the provinces through ...

From the Connexions Archives

Canadian Doctors for Medicare
Website
One of the chief aims of Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM) is to provide a counterpoint to organizations and interests advocating for two-tier medicine. Equally important, CDM's voice will complemen...
Canadian Health Coalition
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
The Canadian Health Coalition
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Dedicated to protecting and expanding Canada's public health system for the benefit of all Canadians.
Council of Canadians
Website
Promoting economic justicem safeguarding social programs, renewing democratization, asserting Canadian sovereignty, advancing alternatives to corporate-style free trade, and preserving the environmen...
Ontario Health Coalition
Organization profile published 2006
Organization
Network of grassroots community organizations representing virtually all areas of Ontario. Our primary goal is to empower the members of our constituent organizations to become actively engaged in the...
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.