Highlights / universal health care

Health, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Migrants deserve free health care, argue 1,500 people

Over 1,500 members of the health care community in Canada have signed an  open letter calling on the federal government to review its legislation on access to the publicly-funded health care system for migrants. While the federal government provides funding »

Health, Society

Pushing Canada towards national universal pharma-care

Canada has a long-established national universal health care plan which has benefitted generations of citizens. However, while it covers almost all aspects of health care, it does not cover the cost of prescription drugs. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) recently »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s universal health care system in court and at risk

A legal challenge to public health care could put Canada’s entire system at risk. The case in the provincial Supreme Court in the Pacific province of British Columbia will begin next week. The case is seen as a potential precendent-setting »