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You get sick in Alberta, you get taken care of. That doesn’t mean there’s not some mistakes, there’s not some problems but if you’re in the system, you’re taken care of.” Alberta's new Minister of Health, Stephen Mandel

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"It appears that the new Ontario government will not be making major changes to the structures that oversee how healthcare is planned and delivered in the Province"Mandate Letters: Why They Matter by John Ronson

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Read Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Mandate Letters

"Some patients make a terrible mistake by letting emotions determine their hospital choice."  How to stay safe in hospital by Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Quebec reaches deal on raises for GPs and medical specialists

Shake-up in Anglo healthcare establishments in Quebec - Massive mergers will slash costs

“In (an upcoming special issue) of Healthcare Policy/Politiques de Santé, a research program under the leadership of Professor Raisa B. Deber (University of Toronto) has documented how accountability is structured within various sectors and organizations in the Ontario healthcare system.” – Guest Editor Jean-Louis Denis.
Healthcare Policy/Politiques de Santé Volume 10 (SP) - Approaches to Accountability will be available online on October 13, 2014. To receive a Table of Contents alert sign into your longwoods.com account and make sure you have opted in to receive the free Healthcare Policy new issue alert.

Mount Sinai Hospital Improves Patient Outcomes with Electronic Documentation

Last Week in Canadian Healthcare History
September 25, 1957: Provincial Geriatric and Rehab opens in Regina, SK
September 27, 2004: Calgary Health Region investigates e.coli outbreak

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  • Dr. Gregory Taylor as Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Ottawa, ON
  • Tim McMillan resigns as Saskatchewan's Minister of Rural and Remote Health, Regina, SK
  • Greg Ottenbreit to Saskatchewan's Minister of Rural and Remote Health, Regina, SK
  • Mark F. Scanlon to President of the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), Toronto, ON
  • Esmail Merani to Vice-President of the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP), Toronto, ON
  • V. Ann Davis to Chairman, Board of Directors,Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Katherine Hay to President and Chief Executive Officer, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Susan Caskey to the Board of Directors, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON
  • Dale Lastman to the Board of Directors, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON
  • Sandi Treliving to the Board of Directors, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON
  • Tom Ehrlich to Board Chair, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Julian Adams to the Board of Directors, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Marnie Escaf to the Board of Directors, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Jack Fleischmann to the Board of Directors, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Justine Jackson to the Board of Directors, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Bill Richardson to the Board of Directors, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Mary-Alice Vuicic to the Board of Directors, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Stuart Waugh to the Board of Directors, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Toronto, ON
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