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OPED: Give seniors what they want: the chance to age-in-place

November 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the long-standing desire of many Canadians to age-in-place.  In recent months, surveys conducted to better understand the perspectives and concerns of Canadians on the state…

“The urgency of now”: Senator Seidman on the state of Canada’s long-term care system

October 28, 2020

OTTAWA (October 28, 2020) – The Honourable Judith Seidman, Opposition Whip in the Senate of Canada, called the attention of the Senate to the existing weaknesses within Canada’s long-term care…

OPED: Why we need a national contact-tracing app

June 16, 2020

This OPED was published in the National Post on June 16, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented threat to our collective physical, mental and economic health. To date, over…

OPED: It’s past time to boost federal vaping regulations

December 17, 2019

By: Sen. Chantal Petitclerc & Sen. Judith G. Seidman Alarming evidence of the risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes makes the news almost every week. The harms — especially…

OPED: Where are the vaping regulations to protect teens from targeted ads?

September 19, 2019

By Senator Judith G. Seidman: It all began with a quick errand to a nearby convenience store one evening on my way home. As I waited to pay, a large,…

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,…