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BC Court Case: The Mystification Continued

Yesterday concluded Brian Day’s testimony in his case to remove the ban on extra-billing and private insurance in British Columbia with the provincial lawyer accusing Day of fraudulent billing activity at his private clinic. TheRead More

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Have your say for pharmacare

The federal government has set up an Advisory Council to look at putting in place a pharmacare plan for Canada. What this Council recommends will decide the kind of plan we get and who willRead More

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BC Court Case: Health care based on need not on greed

Dr. Brian Day, owner and CEO of Cambie Surgeries Corporation and past president of the Canadian Medical Association has put Canadian Medicare on trial. And this week, after a long and much delayed court process,Read More

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Pharmacare: 5 Principles

5 Principles for a National Public Drug Plan Improving the provision of prescription drugs is under discussion, but there are different versions of what a drug plan might look like. To create a fair, healthyRead More

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Take action to support S-252

On May 29, 2018, Independent Senator Pamela Wallin introduced S-252 (Voluntary Blood Donations Act), a Senate public bill that proposes to ban nationally paid blood and plasma donations. The Canadian Health Coalition supports this federal legislation thatRead More

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Latest news on paid plasma donation

Disappointing but not surprising: New Report from Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply Misses the Mark on Paid Plasma The Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply and Related Impacts in Canada released itsRead More

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Presentation to FINA on Bill C-74

The Canadian Health Coalition was invited to appear  before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) on May 8, 2018 in view of its study of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions ofRead More

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Sign the Open Letter to Brian Day

On April 9, a court case resumes in British Columbia that seeks to overturn the ban on private for-profit health care. This case will likely  end up in the Supreme Court of Canada and threatenRead More

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Letter to the editor: Overdue For Pharmacare

As published in the Globe and Mail, March 8, 2018. Re National Pharmacare Is Possible – But It Won’t Come Easy (March 6): Every developed country with a universal health-care plan already has a nationalRead More

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New poll

The Canadian Health Coalition commissioned an EKOS poll last month to understand Canadians’ opinions on the state of the public health care system. The results are overwhelming: 93% of Canadians say that access to a strongRead More

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