It’s not every day a former Prime Minister visits Markham-Stouffville. Don’t miss it – November 4!

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Dear friends, As you know I am a candidate for the federal Liberals in Markham-Stouffville. I’m learning a lot as I prepare for the election in 2015. This fall, my focus is on gathering resources to run an excellent campaign. That’s one of several reasons why I’m happy that Paul Martin (21st Prime Minister of Canada) is coming …

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Canada should invest wisely if we aim to improve maternal, newborn and child health

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper chaired a meeting at the United Nations about the creation of a global financial facility to which Canada will contribute with the aim of improving maternal, newborn and child health. I commend the government for recognizing the important contributions Canada can share in this regard with other nations.  I offer my …

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Cuts to refugee care cause suffering, threaten public health and increase costs

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Today is the 3rd annual National Day of Action for Refugee Health. Events have been organized across the country to protest cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program and call on the government to reinstate equitable healthcare coverage for all refugees and refugee claimants. Editorials in major health journals express concern about the effect of …

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