More people are living longer, but suffer from lack of a genuine health care system

Canadians are living longer, with current life expectancy now averaging 81. Statistics Canada reports that last year 750,000 Canadians were in their 80s and 305,000 in their 90s, with women significantly outnumbering men in both categories. (Of the 305,000 nonagenarians, more than 200,000 are female.) But StatsCan can’t measure the well-being of these senior citizens. … Continue reading More people are living longer, but suffer from lack of a genuine health care system

Ontario’s extended prescription drug coverage likely to spread nationwide, thanks to Wynne

Just as Tommy Douglas is renowned as the “Father of Medicare” in Canada, Kathleen Wynne may soon – in another few years -- be revered as the country’s “Mother of Pharmacare.” This prospect may seem highly improbable, given the Ontario premier’s prevailing unpopularity. Doctors, nurses, patients, pundits, and both opposition parties have all protested the … Continue reading Ontario’s extended prescription drug coverage likely to spread nationwide, thanks to Wynne