First Peoples, Second Class Treatment

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This paper explores the role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It provides an overview of the historical and contemporary contexts of racism which have historically, and continue to, negatively shape the life choices and chances of Indigenous people …

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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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Do Canadians Have A Right To Good Health?

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What happens when the biggest barrier to health isn’t a lack of medicine or access to care but income? On February 4th, MASS LBP, along with Upstream and Wellesley Institute will be convening three of Canada’s newest physician-activists who are challenging Canadians and their governments to …

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