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Minister Aglukkaq announces reappointment of Dr. Alain Beaudet as President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

OTTAWA, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced the reappointment of Dr. Alain Beaudet as President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Researc… CNW Group – Healthcare Facility...


No long-term care legislation for Sunnybrook veterans centre: health minister

TORONTO – Canada’s largest veterans facility already has sufficient government oversight, so there’s no need to impose further accountability measures, Ontario’s Health Minister Deb Matthews says. In an interview, Matthews...


Saskatchewan health minister says he’s not alarmed by staffing at care homes

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s health minister admits he’s hearing more complaints about long-term care homes but says he isn’t planning to look at mandating staff levels. Duncan says each health region gets a quarterly report...


B.C. health minister included in $100-million class-action suit

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid missed the November deadline to opt out of a $ 100 million class-action lawsuit against the B.C. government, the B.C. Supreme Court was told Monday. Vancouver Sun – WestCoast News


Hélène Campbell, health minister announce new organ transplant initiatives

Hélène Campbell, health minister announce new organ transplant initiatives

Organ donation activist Hélène Campbell is stepping up efforts to help people waiting for transplants. Ottawa Citizen – Ottawa News


Gunter: Premier Alison Redford and Health Minister Fred Horne must take blame for Alberta health care fiasco

The Alberta provincial government claims it will spend $ 36.4 billion on operations in the coming year. Edmonton stories


Health Minister Deb Matthews takes on for-profit physiotherapy clinics

Health Minister Deb Matthews said Thursday the Liberals are “taking action” to give 218,000 more seniors physio, exercise and fall-prevention classes. That will “clear the waiting lists” and bring to 500,000 the number of Ontarians...


Minister of Health Announces Upcoming Actions to Support the Health and Safety of Canadian Families

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, hosted a meeting in Ottawa today with concerned parents and community members to outline action that will be taken by the Harper Government in the coming months to help support the health and...


Why is the Fisheries Minister talking about health care?

It’s a curious country where the Fisheries Minister makes more headlines on healthcare than the Health Minister. But there was Keith Ashfield on the front page of the Saint John Telegraph-Journal last week proclaiming: “We need a national...


Health Minister MacDiarmid enacts controversial nursing reorganization

“While we recognize there may be some costs associated with this change, we feel there are also benefits to the health care system – as having all nurses bargain together for a single, provincial collective agreement will help...


Minister orders inquiry into delay in notifying public of Alysena recall

Members of the medical community say they are angry and confused by what they describe as Health Canada’s inadequate response globeandmail – Health & Fitness


Health minister says it’s not clear who is responsible for inspecting chemo drugs

“Health Canada has jurisdiction (over manufacturers), the Ontario College of Pharmacist has jurisdiction over pharmacists practicing in this province and pharmacies, hospitals have responsibility for the security of their drugs, There is...


Doctors refuse to help health minister with fee cuts

The Alberta Medical Association has refused to provide Health Minister Fred Horne with suggestions on how to cut $ 275 million from the physician compensation budget CBC | Health News


Health minister warns against fearmongering

“I think when you are speaking to the public about health care, language matters,” he told the Journal editorial board Tuesday. “It’s vitally important people have confidence in the health care system … that the services...


Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne fires back at doctor critics

Smarting from a full-page ad telling Albertans to be afraid — be very afraid — Health Minister Fred Horne fired back Monday. Edmonton stories