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All eyes on Parliament as MPs vote on C-304 (national housing plan) Wednesday

All eyes are on Parliament on Wednesday as Members of Parliament vote on C-304, a private member's bill from MP Libby Davies that would require the federal Continue Reading…

Federal government needs to take action on poverty, housing: New all-party Commons report

"The federal government has an important role to play in reducing poverty in Canada," according to the Commons HUMA committee in an important new report Federal Continue Reading…

Hidden emergency: Poor housing leading to poor health for many Canadians

Precarious housing is a 'hidden emergency' that is affecting the health of a large number of Canadians, and the population health of the entire nation, Continue Reading…

Commons wraps third reading debate on national housing bill as NDP, Lib, Bloc all back C-304

Good news: Another step forward in the campaign to create a comprehensive affordable housing plan for Canada. The House of Commons has wrapped up debate on the Continue Reading…

Building Equity Into Health Reform: Innovative Primary Care

Two success conditions for equitable reform of the healthcare system are to increase access to high-quality primary care, especially for the most health Continue Reading…

Canada inching closer to national housing plan as Commons' vote looms

Canada is inching closer to a long overdue and much-needed national affordable housing plan. Bill C-304, draft legislation to create a national plan that was Continue Reading…

E-health's potential for health promotion and equity

Today's article in the Globe and Mail’s series on healthcare rightly stressed the crucial importance of electronic health strategies to progressive health Continue Reading…

Book launch: Persistent Poverty – Voices from the Margins, Dec 2

Persistent Poverty, Voices from the Margins documents the real lives of some of the poorest people living in one of the richest places in the world - people Continue Reading…

Gaps in provincial healthcare: not just a matter of fees but a matter of coverage

Today’s article in the Globe and Mail series on Canadian healthcare highlights how a gap in fees among provinces has lead to reduced access to care for Quebec Continue Reading…

Maytree's Alan Broadbent: Canada's urban areas need more power, autonomy

Canada is an urban nation - 80% of Canadians now live in urban areas, a big change from our founding in 1867 when 80% of Canadians were in rural areas. But Continue Reading…