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Why a Canadian Basic Income is inevitable

Why a Canadian Basic Income is inevitable

By: Evelyn L. Forget In Canadian policy circles, Basic Income has come to mean a stipend paid to families or individuals without the many conditions and rules that govern existing income assistance programs. The amount received is gradually reduced as income from other sources increases. However, [...]

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Big change takes big courage: New way to pay hospitals offers lessons on change management

Big change takes big courage: New way to pay hospitals offers lessons on change management

By: Karen Palmer and Noah Ivers If there’s one thing provincial governments across Canada can agree on, it’s that the status quo in health care is no longer good enough to deliver equitable access to high quality care in a cost-efficient manner. Ontario’s Ministry of Health under [...]

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Mental health therapies should be fully funded by medicare

Mental health therapies should be fully funded by medicare

By: Helen-Maria Vasiliadis Media headlines tell us in detail about the mental health struggles of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain before their deaths by suicide. But what too often goes untold are the stories of thousands of people who die by suicide every year in Canada – our friends, relatives, [...]

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Get toasty warm in Ottawa with UNIQLO

Get toasty warm in Ottawa with UNIQLO

UNIQLO is giving out free clothing in OTTAWA’s ByWard Market and across downtown on Tuesday As the weather begins to cool down outside, casual wear retailer UNIQLO will be giving away thousands of HEATTECH items in Ottawa's ByWard Market and across downtown on Tuesday October 9. In total, [...]

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Top Tips That Will Help You Refinance Your Home Loan

Top Tips That Will Help You Refinance Your Home Loan

Refinancing your home loan can be a wise decision, as long as you do it right. However, you should not rush this process. We have a couple of tips that should make this task easier for you. Let’s take a look. Assessing your loan is the first step In order to get the best home loan refinance deals [...]

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Turning the sex ed clock back to 1998 puts our youth at risk

Turning the sex ed clock back to 1998 puts our youth at risk

By: Dionne Gesink It’s now widely known that the Ontario Ministry of Education will be reverting to the 2010 sex education curriculum to teach our youth – despite widespread criticism. What’s worse is youth in grades 7 and 8 will actually be taught the 1998 sex ed curriculum. 1998 [...]

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French Canadian Cranberry Pecan Gluten-Free Stuffing

French Canadian Cranberry Pecan Gluten-Free Stuffing

Recipe created by author Kathy Smart, North America’s Gluten Free Expert, courtesy of Udi’s Gluten-Free. This easy stuffing combines traditional French Canadian flavours. Serve this holiday favourite as a side, or toss it into a casserole with other post-festivity leftovers. Each bite receives [...]

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Time to end mandatory minimum-sentences for murder: Indigenous women vastly overrepresented among those sentenced to life

Time to end mandatory minimum-sentences for murder: Indigenous women vastly overrepresented among those sentenced to life

By: Debra Parkes What’s wrong with mandatory minimum sentences? Plenty. Especially when it comes to murder. High profile serial murderers come to mind when Canadians think of murder convictions: Bernardo, Olson, Pickton. Few turn their minds to the 18-year-old Indigenous teen who kills her abusive [...]

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Accounting for pain beyond opioids

Accounting for pain beyond opioids

By: Michael Wolfson The prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences annual meeting last week in Vancovuer focused on chronic pain, and of course, the current catastrophe of opioid deaths was discussed. But most of the discussion was broader: What are the biological mechanisms underlying chronic [...]

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Incentivizing Ontario doctors to offer “after hours” care did not decrease emergency room visits

Incentivizing Ontario doctors to offer “after hours” care did not decrease emergency room visits

By: Tara Kiran You’re getting home after a long day at work and the cough that has been bugging you just doesn’t seem to be letting up. Your muscles ache, you’ve got chills and you hear a slight wheeze when you breathe out. What do you do? Do you head to the local emergency department? [...]

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