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Former MP wants Philpott to review health department’s handling of drug safety bill

September 23, 2017

Terence Young says the bill, called Vanessa’s Law, cleared the House of Commons and Senate without dissent. He now believes Health Canada is quietly looking to dilute its powers in…

Health Canada Consultation: Mandatory Reporting of Serious Adverse Drug Reactions and Medical Device Incidents by Health Care Institutions

The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) makes several amendments to the Food and Drugs Act (F&DA), including a new requirement for certain health care institutions to provide…

Smokers’ Bill Passes Senate (Blacklock’s Reporter)

June 2, 2017

The Senate yesterday passed a bill to enact Australian-style regulations on plain packaging of tobacco products. Manufacturers have threatened to challenge the bill as a breach of the Trademarks Act. “We…

With universal drug coverage, Canadians could save billions: study

February 28, 2017

Carly Weeks The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 12:01AM EST – Last updated Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 9:19AM EST Canadians and private drug-plan sponsors could save more…

Montreal passes motion to become sanctuary city

February 21, 2017

René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette Published on: February 20, 2017 | Last Updated: February 20, 2017 7:17 PM EST City council unanimously passed a motion declaring Montreal a “sanctuary city” Monday,…

Health Minister Gaétan Barrette carves out deal with medical professionals

January 26, 2017

Charlie Fidelman, Montreal Gazette More from Charlie Fidelman, Montreal Gazette Published on: January 25, 2017 | Last Updated: January 26, 2017 9:23 AM EST Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette announced…

Formal complaints lodged against Trudeau for French-only responses

January 19, 2017

CTV Montreal Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:56PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:15AM EST He goofed, he admitted it, and now he’s being investigated for it.The office…

Montreal Reimagined: Creativity gets down to business

January 18, 2017

Tracey Lindeman, Special to Montreal Gazette More from Tracey Lindeman, Special to Montreal Gazette Published on: April 12, 2015 | Last Updated: April 12, 2015 7:26 PM EST Montreal has…

Expo 67, Take 2: Is Montreal ready to host another world’s fair?

January 17, 2017

John Meagher, Montreal Gazette Published on: January 15, 2017 | Last Updated: January 15, 2017 8:13 PM EST Ready for Expo 67: The Sequel? Montreal enthralled the world 50 years…

Happy Hanukkah

January 5, 2017