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Ontario Nominates Bonnie Brooks as New LCBO Board Chair

Government of Ontario News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, has nominated Bonnie Brooks as the new Chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).

Assaults on staff soar at St. Joseph's West 5th site amid budget cuts and treatment changes

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Of the 10 occupations recording the highest number of lost-time injuries in Ontario, four of them are in health care, said Van hulle. That includes registered nurses and registered practical nurses, with registered nurses experiencing a higher number ...

Ontario Liberals' reform bill to ban political donations from corporations, unions a good step, but won't solve much

London Free Press - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Ange Thompson, of the London chapter of Hydro One Not for Sale, said the legislation has a very broad definition of political issues and would put limits on groups lobbying for health care, education and energy policy. “Everything is political. What ...

Electoral reform without tears (subscription) - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The debate over Brexit showed how misinformation and errors of fact (concerning Turkey's membership and money saved for health care, for example) could not be corrected in time for the vote - with incalculable consequences for the future of the U.K ...

U of T research takes student from classroom to refugee camps of Turkey, Jordan

News@UofT - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Many of the asylum claimants had very little access to health care but faced very big health problems, like amputations, burns, PTSD, and HIV.
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Rejecting BC's Carbon Pollution Subsidy Plan: Martyn Brown

DeSmog Canada - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
A product that at least one study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows will be devastating for B.C.'s environment and may well increase global GHG emissions over at least the next fifty years, compared to even building state-of-the ...

How can Ontario's new ombudsman address patient concerns?

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Ontario decided to set up a separate patient ombudsman office to deal exclusively with patient concerns following the release of a report by a provincial committee, which called for a mechanism to investigate critical health-care incidents. Health-care ...

New MD deal means co-managing health system's retractions

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Meeting the growing need for patient care is being made harder and harder under the Ontario Liberal government. As overhead costs continue to rise due to flawed provincial energy policies (and now we all must brace ourselves for the introduction of the ...
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VPD's new mental health strategy draws praise

The Province - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Jonny Morris, senior director of public policy, research and planning for the Canadian Mental Health Association, B.C. division, agreed that diversion is an important concept, and said he found it encouraging that it was part of the strategy.
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Why Ontario needs more culturally sensitive long-term care homes

TVO (registration) (blog) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Culturally sensitive care and elder socialization, both considered vital to quality long-term care, are often lost in debates about government costs and health care strain. ... While many of these homes maintain that their centres were established to ...

Brian Beamish: 'Cynicism towards government comes from a feeling of being alienated'

TVO (registration) (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario Brian Beamish says the face of the public service has changed a lot since the province passed its Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in 1987, but the law hasn't kept pace.
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Ontario premier says strong growth will allow province to eliminate deficit in 2017 - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
However, the New Democrats said the Ontario economy wasn't quite as rosy a picture as the Liberals are painting, and warned the government plans to eliminate the deficit by slashing health-care services. “Their promise is to balance the books by ...

Christine Elliot, Ontario's first patient ombudsdman, plans tour in the north - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Former MPP Christine Elliot has taken on the role of the province's first patient advocate, and says she knows patients in northwestern Ontario have specific issues when it comes to the health care system. The patient ombudsman's role is to receive and ...
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Covenant Health launches national initiative on palliative care, co-chaired by former health minister

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A dozen other organizations are taking part in the effort, including Health Canada, Alberta Health Services and two Ontario-based Catholic health agencies. The initiative comes on the heels of Canada's new law ... busy consulting on health care and ...
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Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

The Barrie Examiner - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
“We will not be silent in the face of workplace violence,” said Sharleen Stewart, president of SEIU Healthcare. RVH issued a ... “RVH has a very robust workplace violence and harassment policy and program in place and if in our review we find ways to ...
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'It's not like the medical shows': Why a patient would have to call 911 from ER's doorstep - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Staff at hospitals in the Niagara Health Region in southern Ontario are told to respond "immediately to patients or other members of the public in need of assistance anywhere on our property.

Canadians overwhelmingly think Brexit will be bad news: EKOS (subscription) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Graves says the trend was a “critical” factor in the Liberal sweep in the 2015 federal election, and it played a big factor in Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's 2014 win, and “probably Rachel Notley as well,” in the NDP's provincial win in Alberta last ...
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One-third of Ontario students report elevated psychological distress, CAMH survey shows

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
TORONTO, July 21, 2016 /CNW/ - More than one in three - an estimated 328,000 -- Ontario students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ...

FedDev Ontario Invests in Healthcare Innovation

Marketwired (press release) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Today's announcement is a prime example of that policy in action. The most innovative solutions often happen when people from different fields collaborate.

More boards presuming PTSD caused by work

Canadian Occupational Safety - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
In most cases, workers' compensation law and policy requires that the evidence following a reported work-related injury demonstrate a link between a workplace incident - or multiple incidents - and the injury or condition that has been diagnosed ...