Strengthening Health Care System in Canada

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Ottawa – Canadians deserve better access to health care services and affordable medicines, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay. However, the health system in Canada has been facing significant challenges, such as overwhelmed emergency rooms, lack of access to a family doctor, and health care workers under enormous strain. The Government of Canada knows concerted and …

Canada Announces Finalists of Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Challenge

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Toronto – Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in Canada, affecting approximately 3.6 million people – and more than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. The number of people living with diabetes is expected to continue rising as Canada’s population ages and grows. Sonia Sidhu, MP for Brampton South, on behalf of Mark Holland, Minister of …

Supporting Canada’s health workers by improving health workforce research, planning

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Gatineau – Canada’s healthcare system is heavily dependent on its healthcare workers, who are increasingly affected by heavier workloads and responsibilities. Steven Guilbeault, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, announced nearly $750,000 in federal funding for Clinique Mauve. Clinique Mauve was created in 2020 in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on migrant and racialized LGBTQIA+ communities. …

Ontario Expanding Access to Cardiac Care in Windsor

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WINDSOR — The Ontario government is investing up to $31 million to support the renovation and expansion of Windsor Regional Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab, connecting more people in Southwestern Ontario to life-saving cardiac care, closer to home. Through this investment, over 17,000 square feet of space will be renovated into a new and modernized catheterization lab suite. The larger space and 24-hour service will allow Windsor …

Canada on Tobacco & Vaping Products Act legislative review

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Ottawa – More than 46,000 people in Canada die because of tobacco use every year. Through Canada’s Tobacco Strategy, the Government of Canada is working to save lives and significantly reduce the number of Canadians who smoke cigarettes and use other tobacco products from the current rate of 12% to less than 5% of the population by 2035. Ya’ara Saks, …

Kids under 18 eligible to apply to Canadian Dental Care Plan

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Vancouver – Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services joined Harjit Sajjan, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister Responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada to announce that eligible children under the age of 18 and adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate can now apply for the Canadian …

3 local orgs increase production of critical medical technologies

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Ottawa’s life sciences ecosystem to expand and strengthen Ottawa – Ottawa’s life sciences sector is home to world-class research institutions, renowned hospitals and a growing tech industry. It is important that businesses and organizations in this critical sector are able to access the support they need to continue to find innovative solutions to better the lives of Canadians. Yasir Naqvi, …

Budget 2024: Helping more Canadians access affordable dental care

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Starting June 27, Canadian Dental Care Plan applications open to children under 18 and persons with disabilities Ottawa – Budget 2024 is strengthening Canada’s social safety net by improving access to dental care so that every generation can have a fair shot at receiving the care they deserve while making life cost less. The federal government is continuing to roll …

Canada takes action to phase out mercury-containing lamps

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Gatineau – Over the years, the Government of Canada has taken firm action to protect Canadians and their environment from the harmful effects of mercury, including through its Products Containing Mercury Regulations, which made Canada one of the leading countries to prohibit mercury-containing products. Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced the publication …

Proposed changes to federal pesticide regulation unveiled

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Ottawa – Canadians deserve to live in a safe and healthy environment. That is why the Government of Canada is ensuring transparency, safety and protection of human health and the environment by developing and implementing pest control product regulation. Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced Health Canada is publishing proposed amendments to the Pest Control Products Regulations (PCPR) in Canada Gazette, Part …