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I think there is a moral responsibility and an onus on the federal government to come back to the table. I also think there’s a big onus on the provinces and territories to work together with the federal government and with stakeholders and try to improve this system.” David Naylor, the former University of Toronto president who chaired the (Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation), said in his report Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada – Executive Summary


Why implementing health reform in Canada remains a challenge by Greg Marchildon and Livio Di Matteo. 
With the continued aging of the Canadian population, the diffusion of new healthcare technologies, and increased pressure for other public spending, we anticipate healthcare costs will continue absorbing the energies of governments in Canada for years to come

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Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation provides welcomed focus on patient needs

Zombie report’ on healthcare innovation in Canada gets new life

Don't Tinker, Transform: Launching a Primary Healthcare Revolution by Jane Coutts and Erin Morrison

Getting the Foundations Right: Alberta's Approach to Healthcare Reform by Stephen Duckett

Top University Health Network doctor steps down amid falsified data investigation

How Pharma Can Offer More than Pills

Fiscal Sustainability Report 2015 from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer

A new documentary series Emergency gives viewers unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to two of Canada’s busiest hospital emergency rooms, while offering an intimate look at the lives of actual patients and medical staff who face life and death every day. 

Immunization rates for Canadian toddlers ‘sub-optimal,’ say experts

Court gives boost to veterans pursuing mental health claims

Family doctor shortage in Victoria critical, says physician

New Reports From The Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2015

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  • Sandra J. Hanmer to Vice President, Care Innovations and Planning, OACCAC, Toronto, ON
  • Marc Sougavinski to Chief Executive Officer, Champlain Community Care Access Centre, Ottawa ON
  • Dr. Denise Alcock to Board Chair, Champlain Community Care Access Centre, Ottawa ON
  • Joe Parker to Chair, Board of Directors, Central Community Care Access Centre, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Eugene Cawthray to Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Central Community Care Access Centre, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Joanne Flint to the Board of Directors, Central Community Care Access Centre, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Anne Kemp to the Board of Directors, Central Community Care Access Centre, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Caroline Pinto to the Board of Directors, Central Community Care Access Centre, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Daisy Wai to the Board of Directors, Central Community Care Access Centre, Richmond Hill, ON
  • Brian Hilberdink to President, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc, Mississauga, ON
  • Dr. Aser Rothstein, former Director of the Research Institute at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, died on July 4th at the age of 97, Guelph, ON

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