Does Upholding The Right To Health Decrease Inequities?

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In 1976 Canada became a State Party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, an international document that recognizes “the right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.” Since then, Canada has also signed and ratified numerous other …

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Violence Against Women: Why Race Matters

Violence against women isn’t picky. It crosses various lines including socio-economic status, religion, race, and culture. Statistics from the Canadian Women’s Foundation show that 50% of Canadian women experience physical or sexual assault after the age of 16 and that a woman is killed, on …

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Housing + income + food = health: Wellesley Institute submission to UN food expert

Housing, income, food and health are all strongly linked. It is important to understand the interconnections, the vicious and virtuous cycles that feed each other, and the impact policy and program interventions can have on those cycles. Those are some of the key messages that …

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Austerity Is Not Only A “Dangerous Idea,” It’s Bad For Our Health

Austerity is bad for our health, and many, like Mark Blyth, say that it’s a “dangerous idea.” Mark Blyth, author of Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, and faculty fellow at Brown University, shows us exactly how in this innovative and clearly illustrated video. …

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Will promise of riches overwhelm analysis of social and health impacts of proposed casino?

A casino will bring increased health and social costs for Toronto, warned two leading experts at a community forum hosted by the Wellesley Institute on Jan 22. While a casino for Toronto is being pitched as a sure-fire money-spinner (exactly the same way that casinos are marketed …

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